Special Issue Article
Integrated Health Care System on Pervasive Computing
|K. Chairmadurai1 and Mr. K. Manikannan2
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With an increasingly mobile society and the worldwide deployment of mobile and wireless networks, the wireless infrastructure can support many current and emerging healthcare applications. This could fulfill the vision of “A Pervasive Health System Integrating Patient Monitoring” or healthcare to anyone, anytime, and anywhere by removing location, time and other restraints while increasing both the coverage and the quality. The pervasive healthcare applications include pervasive health monitoring, intelligent emergency management system, pervasive healthcare data access, and ubiquitous mobile telemedicine. The design and development of a pervasive health system enabling self-management of chronic patients during their everyday activities. The proposed system integrates patient health monitoring, status logging for capturing various problems or symptoms met, and social sharing of the recorded information within the patient’s community, aiming to facilitate disease management. Especially, chronic patients may be benefited from self-management activities, in terms of understanding better their disease, enhancing their communication with their doctor, increasing their self-confidence, and so forth.