15 July 2017
A 50% reduction in hospital admissions and improved improved medication compliance

E-health application for chronic bowel disease a success

The e-health application MyIBDcoach has resulted in a 50% reduction in the number of hospital admissions, fewer out-patient visits and better medication compliance in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease.  This was shown by a study involving almost one thousand patients in various Dutch hospitals, and under the direction of Maastricht UMC+. The results were published today in the leading scientific journal The Lancet. ‘This proves the added value and potential of e-health applications for the more efficient organisation of healthcare’, says gastroenterologist Marieke Pierik.