Evaluating Collaboration Effectiveness of Patient-to-Doctor Interaction in a Healthcare Territorial Network [chapter]

Dario Antonelli, Dario Bellomo, Giulia Bruno, Agostino Villa
2012 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The emerging crucial point of healthcare organizations is to involve patients in autonomous monitoring their own health status by using personal ICT-based systems to manage data, and to ask for an effective cooperation with the doctor, if necessary. Two motivations urge this innovation: the growing costs of healthcare services, and the need to promote patients' education. Therefore, the objective of this paper is to outline a Patient Guidance System (PGS) architecture to allow the patients an
more » ... iquitous and secure management of personal health data and an easy call to the doctor in case of a critical or suspicious health situation. The PGS architecture will support an effective cooperation between the patient and the doctor in such a way to assure to the patient -either at home, or moving and/or being monitored by wearable devices -a clear interaction to get an easily understandable healthcare service.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32775-9_13 fatcat:owululwosvgqtdq6pzyk4t7n5y