A product-service system approach to telehealth application design

Paul Flores-Vaquero, Ashutosh Tiwari, Jeffrey Alcock, Windo Hutabarat, Chris Turner
2014 Health Informatics Journal  
A considerable proportion of current point-of-care devices do not offer a wide enough set of capabilities if they are to function in any telehealth system. There is a need for intermediate devices that lie between healthcare devices and service networks. The development of an application is suggested that allows for a smartphone to take the role of an intermediate device. This research seeks to identify the telehealth service requirements for long term condition management using a
more » ... e System (PSS) approach. The use of PSS has proven to be a suitable methodology for the design and development of telehealth smartphone applications. Table 2 Simplified description of a use case for the telehealth service USE CASE TELEHEALTH SERVICE Actors Patient, Carer, Health Professional, Health Institution Description When a patient has to take a measurement, s/he can use the POC device and the ID that has been provided by the health institution to enter the data manually. Once the data has been stored in the ID, it is transmitted to an information system which is accessed by health professionals to analyse data and trigger an alarm when results are out of range. Preconditions
doi:10.1177/1460458214558313 pmid:25466775 fatcat:ini7ng6ocrdwbauw2tjwrqb54y