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Ambulatory monitoring of patients with COVID-19: initial experiences and next steps

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  • Contributors Each author made substantive contribution to the design of the service and study, the data collection, data analysis or manuscript authorship. Each was sent a copy of each iteration of the manuscript for approval and suggested edits. The study and service were designed and steered by TM, AGC, JSL, GS, AS, SD, KMAO’R, MC and HC. The intervention was run and operated by MC, EO'C and JF. Data collection was undertaken by SPC, CC and HWK. Data analysis was performed by SPC. Manuscript writing was completed by SPC, with input from B’OK and AD. CE is a member of the patientMpower scientific team who reviewed the manuscript. The remote monitoring programme was developed by patientMpower Ltd with advice from external clinical experts (C. O’Seaghdha, and R. Costello of Beaumont Hospital, and KMAO’R of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital). The deployment of the remote monitoring programme free of charge to clinical care centres in Ireland was supported by the Health Service Executive HSE of Ireland.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests The only authors with conflicting interests are as follows: CE is an employee of pMp, the private company which devised the smartphone application used in the intervention. KMAO’R has provided expert consultation to pMp in the past.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.