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Title: Pervasive computing and healthcare. Pervasive Health Knowledge Management
Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Goldberg, Steve
Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Bali, Rajeev
Troshani, Indrit
Keywords: Healthcare Information Systems
Pervasive Computing
Ubiquitous Computing
Pervasive Healthcare
Network-Centric Healthcare
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Springer
Citation: pp. 7-13
Series/Report no.: Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age
Abstract: A confluence of developments has led to the possibility of realizing a vision of pervasive healthcare. These include, but are not limited to, society becoming increasingly mobile, dramatic advances in various areas of technology and computer science, exponentially increasing healthcare costs coupled with workforce issues, the need to provide effective and efficient healthcare, and the change in the makeup of leading diseases most notably the increase in noncommunicable (or chronic) diseases. This is actually a very exciting time in healthcare delivery and one of the major challenges is to prudently adopt and implement appropriate pervasive healthcare solutions. To do this successfully, naturally requires a full appreciation of the key considerations in pervasive computing and healthcare; in particular, an appreciation of network healthcare operations. The objective of this chapter is to provide such a holistic perspective.
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4514-2_2
ISBN: 9781461445142
Type: Chapter
Affiliated Organisations: School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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