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Ubiquitous Care in Aging Societies: A Social Challenge
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Centre for eHealth.
2008 (English)In: eHealth: Combining Health Telematics,Telemedicine, Biomedical Engineeringand Bioinformatics to the Edge - Global Experts Summit Textbook / [ed] B. Blobel, P. Pharow and M. Nerlich, Amsterdam: IOS Press , 2008, Vol. 134, 89-95 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The phenomenon of an aging society is frequently raised in scientific, public and political discussions in the developed world. It is well known that a number of challenges related to the demographic, economic and societal development will lead to increasing demands for health and social care. To cope with these challenges, effective delivery of health and social care will be more dependent on different technological solutions. The objective of this paper is to identify emerging technological solutions and to relate them to the expected changes occurring in an aging society. Results from an analysis of existing literature show that ubiquitous care in aging societies is merely a social than a technical challenge as it will require a redesign of today's healthcare processes. Supportive technologies have to be adapted to older people's needs, self-care processes and coping strategies, and to support new ways of healthcare delivery under close surveillance of patient safety, legal and ethical issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press , 2008. Vol. 134, 89-95 p.
Series
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 134
Keyword [en]
Aging society, health information systems, smart homes, telecare, ubiquitous technologies
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-133746ISI: 000283288300009ISBN: 978-1-58603-835-9 (print)ISBN: 978-1-60750-310-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-133746DiVA: diva2:370332
Conference
CeHR International Conference 2007, eHealth Competence Ctr Regensburg, Regensburg, GERMANY, DEC 02-05, 2007
Available from: 2010-11-16 Created: 2010-11-15 Last updated: 2011-02-23Bibliographically approved

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