The PROCARD research group at the Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital is, together with collaboration partners, developing a digital cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programme, eCardiacRehab. After a pilot period, this eCardiacRehab can be offered and implemented at all hospitals that perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
We have emphasized user involvement in the planning and design of the eCardiacRehab. The educational and informational materials offered in the eCardiacRehab programme includes tailored counselling, and health information according to patients' preferences, e.g., written material adapted to appropriate reading level, and use of visual elements and videos. The eCardiacRehab is developed in an interdisciplinary team to ensure that the information material is research-based and up-to-date.