Paper on objectives and design of the CATCH ME apps published in EP Europace

  • by Doreen Haase - Tue, 2017-10-10 13:13

The manuscript "European Society of Cardiology smartphone and tablet applications for patients with atrial fibrillation and their health care providers" by the CATCH ME partners Dipak Kotecha (UOB), Winnie W L Chua (UOB), Larissa Fabritz (UOB), Barbara Casadei (UOXF), Ulrich Schotten (UM), Veronica Dean (ESC) and Paulus Kirchhof (UOB) as well as Jeroen Hendriks (University of Adelaide, Australia), Panos Vardas (University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece) and Hein Heidbuchel (Antwerp University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium) was published in EP Europace (1) today.
A summary of the content by Dipak Kotecha and Paulus Kirchhof has been published in the European Heart Journal last month (2).

Both papers describes the objectives and design of the two healthcare apps for atrial fibrillation (AF) which had been developed by the CATCH ME consortium and were released in August 2017.

 

Components and objectives of the app development programme. AF, atrial fibrillation; ESC, European Society of Cardiology.
From: European Society of Cardiology smartphone and tablet applications for patients with atrial fibrillation and their health care providers, Europace. Published online  October 10, 2017. doi:10.1093/europace/eux299, Europace | © The Author 2017

- The ‘AF Manager’ healthcare professional app has been designed for the dual purpose of collecting patient data upon hospital admission and to improve quality of care by prompting treatment according to the European Society of Cardiology 2016 guidelines,

- The ‘My AF’ patient app has been developed to enable the secure capture and transmission of the patient’s digital medical history, including an AF symptom diary, before each hospital visit. The app also informs about AF in general, with information produced in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation, the European Society of Cardiology and AF patients.

More information can be found here.

Both apps are freely available for Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded through the QR scan codes below:

 

References:

(1) Kotecha D, et al. European Society of Cardiology (ESC) smartphone and tablet applications for patients with atrial fibrillation and their healthcare providers. EP Europace. 2017.
DOI: 10.1093/europace/eux299
https://academic.oup.com/europace/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/europace/eu...

(2) Kotecha D, Kirchhof P. ESC Apps for Atrial Fibrillation. Eur Heart J. 2017;38:2643–2645.
DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx445
https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/...