Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

On Location-Based Services for Patient Empowerment, Guidance and Safety

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_58,
        author={Andreas Triantafyllidis and Vassilis Koutkias and Ioannis Moulos and Nicos Maglaveras},
        title={On Location-Based Services for Patient Empowerment, Guidance and Safety},
        proceedings={Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. Second International ICST Conference, MobiHealth 2011, Kos Island, Greece, October 5-7, 2011. Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={location-based services mobile computing patient safety patient guidance patient empowerment personalization},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_58}
    }
    
  • Andreas Triantafyllidis
    Vassilis Koutkias
    Ioannis Moulos
    Nicos Maglaveras
    Year: 2012
    On Location-Based Services for Patient Empowerment, Guidance and Safety
    MOBIHEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_58
Andreas Triantafyllidis,*, Vassilis Koutkias,*, Ioannis Moulos,*, Nicos Maglaveras,*
    *Contact email: atriant@med.auth.gr, bikout@med.auth.gr, joemoul@med.auth.gr, nicmag@med.auth.gr

    Abstract

    The importance of patients’ active participation in healthcare delivery and disease management has been highlighted in various studies, especially for chronic patients. Overall, patient empowerment, guidance and safety constitute concrete goals in modern healthcare systems. To this end, mobile computing technologies can enable to realize such services in a pervasive manner, tailored to each patient’s specific needs. The current work elaborates on the utilization of outdoor location information to deliver personalized services to patients, discriminating among reactive and proactive services according to their initiator and nature. In this regard, we present various use cases and relevant applications that have been developed by our group, exploiting this way the virtue and applicability introduced via the adoption of location-based services. The ultimate goal of this work is the development and establishment of an integrated framework for providing location-based healthcare information services targeting patient safety, empowerment and guidance.