ChronicOnline: Implementing a mHealth solution for monitoring and early alerting in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Health Informatics J. 2017 Sep;23(3):197-207. doi: 10.1177/1460458216641480. Epub 2016 Apr 21.


Lack of time or economic difficulties prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients from communicating regularly with their physicians, thus inducing exacerbation of their chronic condition and possible hospitalization. Enhancing Chronic patients' Health Online proposes a new, sustainable and innovative business model that provides at low cost and at significant savings to the national health system, a preventive health service for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients, by combining human medical expertise with state-of-the-art online service delivery based on cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, data analytics, and mobile applications. In this article, we implement the frontend applications of the Enhancing Chronic patients' Health Online system and describe their functionality and the interfaces available to the users.

Keywords: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; cloud computing; health services; mobile applications; monitoring.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination / methods
  • Mobile Applications / trends
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation*
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / complications
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / diagnosis*
  • Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive / therapy
  • Telemedicine / methods*
  • Telemedicine / standards