Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing

Renewing Health: Telemonitoring for Type 2 Diabetes Patients in Thessaly, Greece

The objective of Renewing Health was to implement telemedicine services in nine European regions for the validation and subsequent evaluation of these services using a patient-centred approach and a common assessment methodology (MAST).
The services should be targeting the telemedicine and treatment of chronic patients suffering from diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVD). The intervention explored specifically in this use case covers remote monitoring and the treatment of chronic patients suffering from diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2).
As part of the intervention group, 74 patients of the region, Thessaly, Greece, were equipped with telemonitoring or measuring devices that were connected to a mobile application and a web-based database.
Data were then transmitted to the database and the eHealth centre, giving healthcare personnel the possibility to react and take action at any time.