Uptake of a technology-assisted home-care cardiac rehabilitation program

Marlien Varnfield, Mohanraj K Karunanithi, Antti Särelä, Elsa Garcia, Anita Fairfull, Brian F Oldenburg and Darren L Walters
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (4 Suppl): S15.


  • Marlien Varnfield1
  • Mohanraj K Karunanithi1
  • Antti Särelä1
  • Elsa Garcia1
  • Anita Fairfull2
  • Brian F Oldenburg3
  • Darren L Walters4

  • 1 Australian e-Health Research Centre, CSIRO ICT Centre, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Rehabilitation and Consultation Service, Primary and Community Health Services, Metro North Health Service District, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 3 Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 4 Department of Cardiology, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.


We acknowledge the contribution of Nokia Research, Telstra, Multi-ed Medical, Mega Electronics, and the Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association for the devices, software, phone plans and material used in the trial, and training. We thank the project group, clinicians and management at the Australian e-Health Research Centre, and Primary and Community Health Services of the Metro North Health Service District of Queensland Health.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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