|Institution:||Blekinge Institute of Technology|
|Keywords:||computer science - effects on society; ehealth; home-based chronic disease healthcare; cloud; interoperability|
|Full text PDF:||http://www.bth.se/fou/forskinfo.nsf/all/12150c7c868fce90c1257c74005368b2?OpenDocument|
Traditional hospital based care cannot meet all the needs of chronic diseases care in home, especially for elderly people. A new approach applying eHealth that supports interoperable health care is required. To find a way to meet the new needs, we firstly carried out a questionnaire to analyze current problems and needs in chronic disease care. Then we compared possible technical solutions and proposed a cloud model for the identified problems. This model would help chronic patients self-record and control their daily care data, communicate with other patients who have the similar situation. The proposed solution could be also used to integrate data from different healthcare providers for a cooperative work, namely in this paper as Home-based Chronic Diseases Healthcare (HCDH).