Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Uptake of Mobile ICT Health Services: Has the Time Come to become Commodity?

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        author={Pantelis Angelidis},
        title={Uptake of Mobile ICT Health Services: Has the Time Come to become Commodity?},
        proceedings={Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems. First International ICST Conference, MOBILIGHT 2009, Athens, Greece, May 18-20, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBILIGHT},
        year={2012},
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  • Pantelis Angelidis
    Year: 2012
    Uptake of Mobile ICT Health Services: Has the Time Come to become Commodity?
    MOBILIGHT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03819-8_28
Pantelis Angelidis1
  • 1: University of Western Macedonia

Abstract

Personalized healthcare (pHealth) is a collective term aiming to reflect all modes of patient-centric healthcare delivery via advanced technology means. Personalized health involves the utilization of micro and nanotechnology advances, molecular biology, implantable sensors, textile innovations and mobile information & communication technology (mICT) to create individualized monitoring and treatment plans. pHealth proactively endorses the sense of “one-to-one” communication to elevate healthcare delivery, optimize patient services and ensure seamless from the patient point of view information exchange. Patient awareness, policy planning and technology progress are favoring phealth market penetration, while financing issues, political commitment, and unavailability of technology infrastructures are fundamentally prohibiting its expansion. This paper explores the drivers and barriers to the adoption of phealth delivery schemes, including a discussion on interoperability issues. It also presents case study results.