6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

The Estrellita System: A Health Informatics Tool to Support Caregivers of Preterm Infants

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248718,
        author={Sen Hirano and Karen Tang and Karen Cheng and Gillian Hayes},
        title={The Estrellita System: A Health Informatics Tool to Support Caregivers of Preterm Infants},
        proceedings={6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={7},
        keywords={preterm infants prematurity health informatics capture and access clinicians pediatric informatics mobile devices},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248718}
    }
    
  • Sen Hirano
    Karen Tang
    Karen Cheng
    Gillian Hayes
    Year: 2012
    The Estrellita System: A Health Informatics Tool to Support Caregivers of Preterm Infants
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248718
Sen Hirano1,*, Karen Tang1, Karen Cheng1, Gillian Hayes1
  • 1: University of California, Irvine
*Contact email: shirano@ics.uci.edu

Abstract

Preterm infants have significantly higher rates of functional limitations and are at risk for delays in cognitive, motor, and other skills. In this demo, we describe a health informatics system we developed to support caregivers of preterm infants. In this demo, we present Estrellita, a system to support caregivers of preterm infants. This system is comprised of a mobile application for parents and a web portal for clinicians. Estrellita supports more efficient tracking and communication among stakeholders and balances the sometimes-competing needs of parents, clinicians, and other healthcare professionals.