Towards a virtual health record for mobile home care of elderly citizens.
2004 (English)In: Proceedings of MEDINFO 2004, 2004, 960-963 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Mobile work situations within home care of the elderly require immediate and ubiquitous access to patient-oriented data. The ongoing Swedish research project “Technical support for Mobile CloseCare” focuses on the development and evalua-tion of work-scenario oriented ICT support for enhanced home care of elderly citizens. The aim of the project is to pro-vide a seamless and consistent information flow between dif-ferent health care providers and to give intuitive access to information services for the elderly and their relatives. For that purpose, different independent software components are connected through a mobile communication platform. Flexible access to prioritized information for different users in different work situations will be given through a virtual health record. In order to obtain both usable and clinically relevant systems, a user centered system development approach is followed. Evaluation of the project results will be based on usability tests and quasi-experimental studies on how system implemen-tation influences quality of care and job- and life satisfaction for care providers, patients and relatives.
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2004. 960-963 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-73020PubMedID: 15360955OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-73020DiVA: diva2:100931