Enhancing healthcare in home and community settings through telecare and telehealth

Soar, Jeffrey (2011) Enhancing healthcare in home and community settings through telecare and telehealth. In: 2011 Enhancing Healthcare Education, Research and Practice Symposium, 11-13 July 2011, Hong Kong.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the available and emerging technology for healthcare at home, the potential it has to transform healthcare as a whole, the slow pace of adoption and introduces a new regional research consortium that aims to build the pathways to ubiquitous adoption. There is a plethora of intelligent technologies already available and new technologies are emerging to better support care in home and community settings. These include home networks to provide reminders and ensure people are safe and have access to care and services. Technologies are much more sensitive to changes in our physiology and can alert us and carers so as to delay or avoid the progression of the many chronic diseases, many of which only show symptoms at advanced stages.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No evidence of copyright restrictions preventing deposit.
Depositing User: Professor Jeffrey Soar
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 05:02
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: telecare, telehealth, community healthcare
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19871

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