Implementación de una aplicación móvil para facilitar el autocontrol de la hipertensión en Panamá

Vladimir Villarreal Contreras, Mel Imanol Nielsen Pimentel
2018 Ingeniería solidaria  
The article derives from the research "Implementation of a mobile application to facilitate self-control of hypertension in Panama" conducted in 2016 and 2017 at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, in the province of Chiriquí.Aim: To develop a mobile application that allows the self-control and self-management of hypertensive patient data in Panama through mobile and biometric devices.Methods: A mobile application that allows patient self-control of hypertension using his mobile device was
more » ... signed. The information generated by the device was captured from a sphygmomanometer and stored locally and remotely. This information was linked to the AmIHealth platform.Results: Use and acceptance of the proposal by users was assessed through the analysis of data based on the downloads from the Google's Firebase Suite.Conclusions: This solution provides a tool that facilitates patient self-control of hypertension and data management by health specialists, thus helping decision-making.Originality: Panama does not have a basic patient data management system like the one developed.Limitations: This study considered only applications or solutions in the Panamanian environment because most existing applications are proprietary and not manageable by health institutions in each country.
doi:10.16925/in.v14i24.2156 fatcat:cfjjifpuhfhlffpedajzlafoa4