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Title: Critical issues for the development of sustainable e-health solutions.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Bali, Rajeev
Suomi, Reima
Kim, Stefan
Keywords: E-Health Solutions
E-Health Delivery
Critical Issues
E-Performance Management
IT Solutions
E-Risk Detection Model
Decision Making
Healthcare Information Systems
Healthcare Systems
Healthcare Technology
Collaborative Techniques
Health Behaviours
Knowledge Management
Patient Empowerment
People-Centric Dimensions
Electronic Health Records
Pervasive Healthcare
Management Principles
Tools & Techniques
Socio-Technical Analysis
Patient-Centric Approach
Healthcare Management
Wireless Technology Solution
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Wickramasinghe, N., Bali, R., Suomi, R., & Kim, S. (Eds.). (2012). Critical issues for the development of sustainable e-health solutions. New York, NY: Springer.
Series/Report no.: Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age;2191-5946
Abstract: Pervasive healthcare is an emerging research discipline, focusing on the development and application of pervasive and ubiquitous computing technology for healthcare and wellness. Pervasive healthcare seeks to respond to a variety of pressures on healthcare systems, including the increased incidence of life-style related and chronic diseases, emerging consumerism in healthcare, need for empowering patients and relatives for self-care and management of their health, and need to provide seamless access for healthcare services, independent of time and place. Pervasive healthcare may be defined from two perspectives. First, it is the development and application of pervasive computing (or ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence) technologies for healthcare, health and wellness management. Second, it seeks to make healthcare available to anyone, anytime, and anywhere by removing locational, time and other restraints while increasing both the coverage and quality of healthcare. This book proposes to define the emerging area of pervasive health and introduce key management principles, most especially knowledge management, its tools, techniques and technologies. In addition, the book takes a socio-technical, patient-centric approach which serves to emphasize the importance of a key triumvirate in healthcare management namely, the focus on people, process and technology. Last but not least the book discusses in detail a specific example of pervasive health, namely the potential use of a wireless technology solution in the monitoring of diabetic patients.
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1536-7
ISBN: 978-1-4614-1536-7
Type: Book
Affiliated Organisations: RMIT University, School of Business Information Technology
Biomedical Computing and Engineering Technologies (BIOCORE) Applied Research Group, Coventry University
University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Department of Information Systems 2, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
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