Evaluation of telehealth monitoring in pregnancy using a multimatrix, multipartner model

The project will evaluate the clinical application of simple Telehealth technology using the NHS ‘Florence’ system in patient-directed, home management in two common pregnancy-related problems: mild pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Pilot work undertaken at Sunderland Royal Hospital over the initial 18 months has confirmed feasibility. This was a collaborative, multi-agency, multidisciplinary project supported by the Telehealth team from the Northern Senate. The present AHSN-funded project aims to embed the system in all three hospital obstetric services South of Tyne.

A research associate will be appointed by the University of Sunderland to support health economic evaluation, as well as formal assessment of staff and patient views about implementation and acceptability. On completion and the assessment of the health and economic benefits, the future aim will be to support wider implementation both regionally and nationally.

Project Resources

Evaluation of telehealth monitoring in pregnancy using a multimatrix, multipartner model: Case Study 

Evaluation of telehealth monitoring in pregnancy using a multimatrix, multipartner model: Poster

Presentation from November 2014 Presentation – Stakeholder event

September 2015 presentation – Telehealth Project Updates Event

 Telehealth in pregancy case study image  Kim Hinshaw poster jpeg

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