Patient Monitoring in Diverse Environments

Patient Monitoring in Diverse Environments

Yousef Jasemian (Engineering College of Aarhus, Denmark)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-332-6.ch007
OnDemand PDF Download:


Recording of physiological vital signs in patients’ real-life environment could be especially useful in management of chronic disorders; for example for heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, anorexia nervosa, chronic pain, or severe obesity. Thus, monitoring patients in diverse environments, by a mobile health system, is one of the major benefits of this approach, however at the same time the demands and challenges for improving safety, security and integrity increase. Top priorities for patients under recovery of health and elderly under care are the feeling of being cared securely and safely in there home and its surroundings. Solving these issues will elevate users’ compliance and trust to mobile health services. Most research activities have been focused on achieving common platform for medical records, monitoring health status of the patients in a real-time manner, improving the concept of online diagnosis, developing or enhancing telemedicine solutions, which deals with remote delivery of health care services applying telecommunications, etc.This chapter intends to explore the issues and limitations concerning application of mobile health system in diverse environments, trying to emphasize the advantages and drawbacks, data security and integrity suggesting approaches for enhancements. These issues will be explored in successive subsections by introducing two studies which were undertaken by the author.
Chapter Preview

Background And Motivations

The number of people with chronic diseases such as heart arrhythmia, diabetes, cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is increasing in most Western countries, and the majority are elderly. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability, and these accounts for 70% of all deaths in the U.S., which is 1.7 million each year (National Centers for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention, 2008). Almost 25 million people have major limitations in daily living in the United States (National Centers for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention, 2008). Chronic disease is a growing problem in the United States. More than 125 million Americans had at least 1 chronic care condition in 2000, and this number is expected to grow to 157 million by the year 2020 (Marchibroda, 2008).Some of the challenges associated with chronic care management approaches are the use of telemedicine and mobile health services.

Complete Chapter List

Search this Book:
Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Katie A Siek, Kay H Connelly, Beenish Chaudry, Desiree Lambert, Janet L. Welch
In this chapter, the authors discuss two case studies that compare and contrast the use of barcode scanning, voice recording, and patient self... Sample PDF
Evaluation of Two Mobile Nutrition Tracking Applications for Chronically Ill Populations with Low Literacy Skills
Chapter 2
Ana Ferreira, Luis Barreto, Pedro Brandao, Ricardo Correia
Virtual electronic patient records (VEPR) enable the integration and sharing of healthcare information within large and heterogeneous organizations... Sample PDF
Accessing an Existing Virtual Electronic Patient Record with a Secure Wireles Architecture
Chapter 3
Phillip Olla, Joseph Tan
This chapter provides an overview of mobile personal health record (MPHR) systems. A Mobile personal health record is an eclectic application... Sample PDF
Personal Health Records Systems Go Mobile: Defining Evaluation Components
Chapter 4
Ing Widya, HaiLiang Mei, Bert-Jan Beijnum, Jacqueline Wijsman, Hermie Hermens
In mobile healthcare, medical information are often expressed in different formats due to the local policies and regulations and the heterogeneity... Sample PDF
Medical Information Representation Framework for Mobile Healthcare
Chapter 5
Daniel Ruiz-Fernandez, Antonio Soriano-Paya
The incorporation of computer engineering into medicine has meant significant improvements in the diagnosis-related tasks. This chapter presents an... Sample PDF
A Distributed Approach of a Clinical Decision Support System Based on Cooperation
Chapter 6
Teppo Räisänen, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Katja Leiviskä, Matti Seppänen, Markku Kallio
Incorporating healthcare information systems into clinical settings has been shown to reduce medication errors and improve the quality of work in... Sample PDF
Managing Mobile Healthcare Knowledge: Physicians' Perceptions on Knowledge Creation and Reuse
Chapter 7
Yousef Jasemian
Recording of physiological vital signs in patients’ real-life environment could be especially useful in management of chronic disorders; for example... Sample PDF
Patient Monitoring in Diverse Environments
Chapter 8
Monica Tentori, Daniela Segura, Jesus Favela
Hospital work is characterized by intense mobility, a frequent switching between tasks, and the need to collaborate and coordinate activities among... Sample PDF
Monitoring Hospital Patients Using Ambient Displays
Chapter 9
Javier Espina, Heribert Baldus, Thomas Falck, Oscar Garcia, Karin Klabunde
Wireless body sensor networks (BSNs) are an indispensable building stone for any pervasive healthcare system. Although suitable wireless... Sample PDF
Towards Easy-to-Use, Safe, and Secure Wireless Medical Body Sensor Networks
Chapter 10
Yousef Jasemian
People living with chronic medical conditions, or with conditions requiring short term monitoring, need regular and individualized care to maintain... Sample PDF
Sensing of Vital Signs and Transmission Using Wireless Networks
Chapter 11
Nuria Oliver, Fernando Flores-Mangas, Rodrigo de Oliveira
In this chapter, we present our experience in using mobile phones as a platform for real-time physiological monitoring and analysis. In particular... Sample PDF
Towards Wearable Physiological Monitoring on a Mobile Phone
Chapter 12
Giovanni Russello, Changyu Dong, Naranker Dualy
In this chapter, the authors describe a new framework for pervasive healthcare applications where the patient’s consent has a pivotal role. In their... Sample PDF
A Framework for Capturing Patient Consent in Pervasive Healthcare Applications
Chapter 13
Filipe Meneses, Adriano Moreira
The increasing availability of mobile devices and wireless networks, and the tendency for them to become ubiquitous in our dally lives, creates a... Sample PDF
Technology Enablers for Context-Aware Healthcare Applications
Chapter 14
Bjorn Gottfried
This chapter introduces spatial health systems, identifies fundamental properties of these systems, and details for specific applications the... Sample PDF
Modeling Spatiotemporal Developments in Spatial Health Systems
Chapter 15
Hailiang Mei, Bert-Jan van Beijnum, Ing Widya, Val Jones, Hermie Hermens
Building context-aware mobile healthcare systems has become increasingly important with the emergence of new medical sensor technologies, the fast... Sample PDF
Context-Aware Task Distribution for Enhanced M-health Application Performance
About the Contributors