Scientific research

At Luscii we strive to provide healthcare professionals with great technology, to support them in improving the lives of their patients. We aim to scientifically validate the remote monitoring programs we develop together with healthcare professionals and are enrolled in study research on various disease areas.

Highlights of current scientific publications

Heart failure.

  • 65% reduction in hospital admissions (4)
  • Significant reduction in hospital length of stay(4)

COPD.

  • Significant reduction in healthcare costs (4)
  • 54% lower healthcare costs in COPD patients after the start of the telemonitoring intervention (4)

Pregnancy hypertension.

  • Admissions for hypertension or suspected preeclampsia were significantly fewer in theSAFE@HOME group (2)
  • Costs of antenatal care, including the costs of the digital platform, were 19.7% lower compared to the control group. (9)
  • each euro invested in the platform saved on average €8 of antenatal care resources. (9)

COVID-19.

  • Average reduction in length of hospitalization of 5.0 days per patient. (7)
  • For patients with oxygen therapy the estimated reduction was 6.5 days, without oxygen therapy 1.3 days. (7)
  • 97% of patients rated home telemonitoring as user friendly. (7)
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List of publications

  1. van den Heuvel JFM, Kariman SS, van Solinge WW, Franx A, Lely AT, Bekker MN. SAFE@HOME – Feasibility study of a telemonitoring platform combining blood pressure and preeclampsia symptoms in pregnancy care. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2019 Sep;240:226-231. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2019.07.012. Epub 2019 Jul 15. PMID: 31330428. Link
  2. Josephus F.M. van den Heuvel, A. Titia Lely, Jolijn J. Huisman, Jaap C.A. Trappenburg, Arie Franx, Mireille N. Bekker, SAFE@HOME: Digital health platform facilitating a new care path for women at increased risk of preeclampsia – A case-control study, Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 22,
    2020, Pages 30-36. Link
  3. Jongsma KR, van den Heuvel JFM, Rake J, Bredenoord AL, Bekker MN. User Experiences With and Recommendations for Mobile Health Technology for Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: Mixed Methods Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2020;8(8):e17271. Published 2020 Aug 4. doi:10.2196/17271 . Link
  4. Jorien M.M. van der Burg, N. Ahmad Aziz, Maurits C. Kaptein, Martine J.M. Breteler, Joris H. Janssen, Lisa van Vliet, Daniel Winkeler, Anneke van Anken, Marise J. Kasteleyn, Niels H. Chavannes, Long-term effects of telemonitoring on healthcare usage in patients with heart failure or COPD, Clinical eHealth, Volume 3, 2020, Pages 40-48. Link
  5. Kauw D, Koole MAC, Winter MM, Dohmen DAJ, Tulevski II, Blok S, Somsen GA, Schijven MP, Vriend JWJ, Robbers-Visser D, Mulder BJM, Bouma BJ, Schuuring MJ. Advantages of mobile health in the management of adult patients with congenital heart disease. Int J Med Inform. 2019 Dec;132:104011. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2019.104011. Epub 2019 Oct 15. PMID: 31654966. Link
  6. Koole, M.A.C., Kauw, D., Winter, M.M., Dohmen, D.A.D., Tulevski, I. I., de Haan, R., Somsen, G.A., Schijven, M.P., Robbers-Visser, D., Mulder, B. J. M., Bouma, B. J., and Schuuring, M. J. (2019). First real-world experience with mobile health telemonitoring in adult patients with congenital heart disease. Neth Hearth J 27: 30-37. Link
  7. Grutters LA, Majoor KI, Mattern ESK, Hardeman JA, van Swol CFP, Vorselaars ADM. Home telemonitoring makes early hospital discharge of COVID-19 patients possible. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2020 Nov 1;27(11):1825-1827. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocaa168. PMID: 32667985; PMCID: PMC7454667. Link
  8. Michael C. van Herwerden, Job van Steenkiste, Rachida el Moussaoui, Jan G. den Hollander, Gea Helfrich en Iris J.A.M. Verberk, Thuisbehandeling van covid-19-patiënten met zuurstof en telemonitoring. NED TIJDSCHR GENEESKD. 2021;165:D5740 Link
  9. Josephus F.M. van den Heuvel, Christiaan van Lieshout, Arie Franx, Geert Frederix, Mireille N. Bekker, SAFE@HOME: Cost analysis of a new care pathway including a digital health platform for women at increased risk of preeclampsia, Pregnancy Hypertension, Volume 24, 2021, Pages 118-123. Link