Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2010, Ayia Napa, Cyprus, October 18-20, 2010. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Personal Health Systems for Patient Self-management: Integration in Pervasive Monitoring Environments

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-20865-2_12,
        author={Andreas Triantafyllidis and Vassilis Koutkias and Ioanna Chouvarda and Georgios Giaglis and Nicos Maglaveras},
        title={Personal Health Systems for Patient Self-management: Integration in Pervasive Monitoring Environments},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2010, Ayia Napa, Cyprus, October 18-20, 2010. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Health Information Management Self-management Personal Health Records Pervasive Health Monitoring Service-oriented architecture},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-20865-2_12}
    }
    
  • Andreas Triantafyllidis
    Vassilis Koutkias
    Ioanna Chouvarda
    Georgios Giaglis
    Nicos Maglaveras
    Year: 2012
    Personal Health Systems for Patient Self-management: Integration in Pervasive Monitoring Environments
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20865-2_12
Andreas Triantafyllidis1,*, Vassilis Koutkias1,*, Ioanna Chouvarda1,*, Georgios Giaglis1,*, Nicos Maglaveras1,*
  • 1: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
*Contact email: atriant@med.auth.gr, bikout@med.auth.gr, ioanna@med.auth.gr, giaglis@med.auth.gr, nicmag@med.auth.gr

Abstract

Various personal health systems have been applied in pervasive health monitoring, in which the need for patient involvement and self-management support with appropriate health information management tools has been highlighted. This paper presents a novel approach towards constructing a personalized mobile system, introduced as add-on to existing remote monitoring systems, for the management of health information by the patient himself/herself, with a Personal Health Record (PHR) constituting the system backbone. Particular emphasis is given to interconnection aspects with the monitoring system, so as to enable enhanced customization and management of monitoring-driven information provided to the patients according to their requirements/preferences. Communication issues between the monitoring and the proposed system are handled by using well-defined Web service interfaces for data exchange. Our prototype implementation, along with an application scenario presented, illustrate the applicability and virtue of the current work.