van Hoof J et al, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2011
Ambient intelligence technologies are a means to support ageing-in-place by monitoring clients in the home. In this study, monitoring is applied for the purpose of raising an alarm in an emergency situation, and thereby, providing an increased sense of safety and security. Apart from these technological solutions, there are numerous environmental interventions in the home environment that can support people to age-in-place. The aim of this study was to investigate the needs and motives, related to ageing-in-place, of the respondents receiving ambient intelligence technologies, and to investigate whether, and how, these technologies contributed to aspects of ageing-in-place.
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Pickering BW et al, Applied Clinical Informatics, 1(2)
The introduction of electronic medical records (EMR) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) into the intensive care unit (ICU) is transforming the way health care providers currently work. The challenge facing developers of EMR’s is to create products which add value to systems of health care delivery. As EMR’s become more prevalent, the potential impact they have on the quality and safety, both negative and positive, will be amplified.
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Costa, Ricardo et al, Electronic Healthcare, 138-144, 2009
Innovative healthcare projects are arising in today’s society, normally presenting as major advantage the reduction of care provider’s costs. Being these advantage a legitimate one, we are trying to take it a step forward through the use of proactiveness, decision making techniques, idea generation, argumentation and quality, not only of the in transit information, but also of the provided service as well. With these objectives in mind, the VirtualECare project was born. In this paper we are going to briefly present the project and make a position of the actual developments in this first year of work.
Weerasinghe, Dasun (ed.), eHealth 2008, 2009
eHealth 2008, the First International Conference on Electronic healthcare for the twenty-first century, was held in City University, London, during September 8-9, 2008. The conference was organized as a meeting point for telecare product vendors, policy makers, government ministers, academics, clinicians and all those involved in electronic and mobile health, to examine and to share ideas contributing to the advancement of electronic healthcare into the twenty-first century.
The conference had a huge success with a large number of paper submissions. Ninety-seven papers were submitted, of which 32 were selected for presentation. Each paper was carefully reviewed blindly by a minimum of three referees from the respective field. A special thanks should go to the Technical Program Committee for their hard and efficient work in the review process.
In addition to the submitted contributions, the conference included a business presentation
track with 12 invited talks by key people in the world of eHealth. The business presentation track was chaired by Sir Jonathan Michael (Deputy Director, BT Health).
The success of this conference is to be credited to the contribution of many people.
Firstly, I would like to thank the members of the Organizing Committee for their diligence and commitment to the tasks involved. I would like to thank Raj Rajarajan (City University, London) for making the idea of the eHealth 2008 conference a reality with his hard work. Moreover, a special thanks should go to the ICST and Create-NET for technical sponsorship of the event. Last but not least, I would like to thank all the authors who submitted papers, making the conference possible, and the authors of accepted papers for their cooperation.