Research

Here we gather the clinical evidence about remote monitoring with the digital tool LifePod. LifePod has been reviewed and analyzed in clinical studies, in research projects and in health economic analyzes. Here are the results.

Effect of a Lifestyle-Focused Web-Based Application on Risk Factor Management in Patients Who Have Had a Myocardial Infarction: Randomized Controlled Trial.  

Head of reserearch: Margrét Leósdóttir, Chief Physician Cardiology, Skåne University Hospital (SUS). 2022.

lower risk of future cardiovascular events

Recommendation to use digital follow-up after myocardial infarction as the study shows several positive effects regarding the management of risk factors such as blood pressure, diet, smoking and physical activity. LifePod patients lowered their blood pressure by 11.3 mmHg, which equates to 20% lower risk of future cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.

The study is published in the Journal of Medical Research (JMIR), 2022:
https://www.jmir.org/2022/3/e25224/

Between Pod and Patient – how does healthcare change when it goes digital? The aim is to increase knowledge about:
1) how digital care affects the healthcare staff’s working methods and work environment compared to “traditional” care
2) if and if so how the staff integrates the digital systems into their way of working.

Head of research: Gudbjörg Erlingsdóttir, senior lecturer and associate professor in work environment technology at Lund University. 2021.

”If I go in [LifePod overview] and look at their details and then call them, I can prevent an admission or a visit to the emergency room”
Nurse

The benefits for healthcare professionals who use LifePod to follow patients with heart failure and COPD:

  • Fewer admissions and emergency visits
  • The nurses can monitor many patients at the same time
  • Patients have the opportunity to report their values in real time
  • With clear triage colours, it becomes obvious which patients need a medical intervention
  • The values are compiled clearly in graphs or curves, over time
  • Patients can receive better care

The full study is available as a pdf-document. Please request by email!
The study is published in parts in the following article:
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/20552076221116782

Between Pod and Patient – how does healthcare change when it goes digital?
3) Compare the cost-effectiveness between the two ways of working.

Björn Ekman, Associate Professor of Health Economics, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University. 2021.
cost savings achieved with LifePod
compared to traditional care

35% cost savings achieved with LifePod compared to traditional care in the case of heart failure. Cost advantages can be found both at the caregiver side and on the patient side.

The study is available as a pdf-document. Please request by email!

Cost analysis of LifePod in the rehabilitation of patients after myocardial infarction.

Head of research: Björn Ekman, Associate Professor in Health Economics, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University. 2019.

direct socio-economic saving

The study compared traditional care after myocardial infarction with care with LifePod. According to the cost analysis there is a direct socio-economic saving of 22% per patient through the use of LifePod for rehabilitation of patients after myocardial infarction. On the clinic side, there is a direct saving of over 4% without changing anything. For the patient, LifePod means a saving of 31%.

The study is available as a pdf-document. Please request by email!

    Implementation of solution for the care of chronically ill people at home, the Natonila COPD project.

    Research manager: Per-Olof Sjöberg, Business and Innovation Area Manager, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). 2017

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    The efficacy analysis showed:

    • Reduced risk of readmission for about 60% of patients
    • For about 37% of COPD patients an exacerbation could be avoided

    Read more about the COPD project here or on RISE’s website.

    E-health solution that promotes team-based home care for the most sick.

    Head of research: Dag Norén. MBA, MA Political Science 2016.

    freed up time for the care team

    • Increased quality of care and security for patients
    • Increased adherence to recommendations
    • Aggregated data reduces the need for time-consuming searches in medical records.
    • Reduce administrative time by 25–50% for the community care team. Freed up resources means more time to the patient
    • Potential for the community care team to receive 20–40% more patients
    • Reduced stress for staff and increased focus on patients
    • More effective patient encounters

    The study is available as a pdf-document. Please request by email!

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