Testing user-tailored e-health services in practice: results and lessons learned

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    Abstract

    This paper evaluates a patient self-management system that provides user-tailored e-health services. The system provides a set of health related services (e.g. vital sign monitoring, medication support) to elderly people. These services stem from different vendors and technological origins, yet they can be integrated and tailored to individual care needs. This paper describes the results of an evaluation of the system in a nursing home. Eight clients and 4 nurses of a nursing home tested the system in a pilot study between May and November, 2012. Results show that is possible to create a platform that enables patient-specific care. The platform provides useful applications in care. These applications can save time for caregivers, and increase self-management in patients. However, it requires investment in the learning process. The work shows that this platform successfully integrates and tailors heterogeneous sensors, actuators and services from different vendors and technological origins. Adequate personalization of selected e-health services can save time, increase health situation awareness and further patient empowerment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Health, EH 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationPart of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, MCCSIS 2013
    PublisherIADIS
    Pages77-86
    ISBN (Print)978-972-8939-87-8
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2013
    EventIADIS International Conference on e-Health, EH 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 24 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceIADIS International Conference on e-Health, EH 2013
    Abbreviated titleEH
    CountryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period24/07/1326/07/13

    Keywords

    • e-Health
    • Electronic health
    • Telemedicine

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    van 't Klooster, J. W. J. R., van Beijnum, B. J. F., & Hermens, H. J. (2013). Testing user-tailored e-health services in practice: results and lessons learned. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Health, EH 2013: Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2013, MCCSIS 2013 (pp. 77-86). IADIS.