4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare

Research Article

Physician usage of technology and opportunities for continuous care management of pediatric asthma patients

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8868,
        author={Adebola A. Osuntogun and Rosa I. Arriaga},
        title={Physician usage of technology and opportunities for continuous care management of pediatric asthma patients},
        proceedings={4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH},
        year={2010},
        month={6},
        keywords={pediatric asthma; technology; health care; qualitative study},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8868}
    }
    
  • Adebola A. Osuntogun
    Rosa I. Arriaga
    Year: 2010
    Physician usage of technology and opportunities for continuous care management of pediatric asthma patients
    PERVASIVEHEALTH
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2010.8868
Adebola A. Osuntogun1,*, Rosa I. Arriaga1,*
  • 1: School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332
*Contact email: bola@cc.gatech.edu, arriaga@cc.gatech.edu

Abstract

This paper presents a qualitative study of the technology and communication means available for physicians in a metro-area pediatric pulmonary practice. We emphasize the design opportunities available for leveraging this technology to include continuous care and monitoring of pediatric asthma patients. These include building a web based system that focuses on communication between the caregiver and the physician, alerting physicians via email of positive responses by the parent to high interest questions and allowing for merging this system with the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system.