1st International ICST Workshop on Designing with Care

Research Article

Putting the patient at the centre - making telemedicine services personal again

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6071,
        author={Jan-Willem van 't Klooster and Bert-Jan van Beijnum and Hermie Hermens},
        title={Putting the patient at the centre - making telemedicine services personal again},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Designing with Care},
        proceedings_a={DWC},
        year={2009},
        month={8},
        keywords={telemedicine; care services; context awareness; electronichealth; healthcare frameworks.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6071}
    }
    
  • Jan-Willem van 't Klooster
    Bert-Jan van Beijnum
    Hermie Hermens
    Year: 2009
    Putting the patient at the centre - making telemedicine services personal again
    DWC
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.6071
Jan-Willem van 't Klooster1,*, Bert-Jan van Beijnum1,*, Hermie Hermens1,2,*
  • 1: Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • 2: Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede, The Netherlands
*Contact email: j.w.vantklooster@utwente.nl, b.j.f.vanbeijnum@utwente.nl, h.hermens@rrd.nl

Abstract

In aging societies, healthcare innovations are becoming increasingly important. ICT is a key factor in many of these innovations, as it possesses great potential for increasing efficiency in the healthcare domain. We stress the importance of both attention for the complete patient health status, and framework adoption for telemedicine applications. This is achieved through the adoption of a holistic health model such as the ICF (International Classification of Functioning, Health and Disabilities) and the provision of care support wherever and whenever possible to assist patients in their social context. In the U-Care project, which we describe as our use case, we adopt these ideas. In this paper, we elaborate a holistic view on telemedicine application design, involving the context of the end-users, to develop evolvable and tailorable care services.