Reconfiguring Care for Chronic Disease with Home Monitoring: A Pilot Study Report on Telemetry-Supported Care for COPD Patients in the Lothian Region
McCall Smith, Emily
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A qualitative report of users' experiences of home telemonitoring in COPD (Chronic Obstructive Lung Disorder) in Lothian Region. This research, with patients, carers, nurses, physiotherapists and GPs provided an early insight into the experience of the players in a new approach to managing chronic disease, and was designed to inform the design and development of a larger study of the techical, clinical , social, organisational, and usability issues. It raises a number of issues with implications for the scaling of new and potentially disruptive technologies,and provided an initial platform for discussion /negotiation of the change management issues.