Pervasive Health Knowledge Management

  • Rajeev Bali
  • Indrit Troshani
  • Steve Goldberg
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe

Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Why Pervasive Healthcare and KM?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Indrit Troshani, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 3-5
    3. Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 7-13
    4. Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 15-26
    5. Indrit Troshani, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 27-41
    6. Indrit Troshani, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 57-66
  3. KM and Pervasive Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Rajeev K. Bali, Vikraman Baskaran, Aapo Immonen, Alan C. Richards, Ian M. Marshall, Raouf NG. Naguib
      Pages 73-80
    3. Mohd Khanapi Abd Ghani, Rajeev K. Bali, Raouf NG Naguib, Ian M. Marshall
      Pages 81-101
    4. John Puentes, Julien Montagner, Laurent Lecornu, Jaakko Lähteenmäki
      Pages 103-133
    5. Nicola Armstrong, Christopher Nugent, George Moore, Dewar D. Finlay
      Pages 135-153
  4. The INET Solution and Diabetes Self-Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Steve Goldberg, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 157-159
    3. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Indrit Troshani, Steve Goldberg
      Pages 161-171
    4. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Steve Goldberg
      Pages 173-194
    5. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Steve Goldberg
      Pages 195-208
    6. Suresh Chalasani, Steve Goldberg, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 209-220
    7. Fatemeh Hoda Moghimi, Steve Goldberg, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 221-239
  5. Various Global Initiatives

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 355-355

About this book


Between rising costs and decreasing accessibility, the present health care picture is fraught with shortcomings—a discouraging scenario for the millions of patients struggling with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. In response, computer technology is emerging as a key factor in the transition from inefficient centralized health systems toward patient-centered, patient-involved care: pervasive healthcare. 


In straightforward fashion, Pervasive Health Knowledge Management systematically explains how mobile technologies and knowledge management (KM) can streamline health systems by removing time and place limitations, reducing costs, and giving patients a more proactive part in managing their conditions. The book defines the role of KM in pervasive healthcare and analyzes its component processes and technologies. Chapters examine how and why KM works, review KM initiatives within and outside the U.S., and offer extended coverage of possibilities for ubiquitous computing in managing diabetes. Together, they outline a future that meets mounting chronic health concerns with efficient, cost-effective, patient-empowering strategies. Highlights of the coverage:


  • Implicit and explicit knowledge assets in healthcare.
  • Using pervasive technologies to manage knowledge in crisis situations.
  • Smart phone application design and knowledge management for people with dementia.
  • A pervasive technology solution for supporting diabetes self-care.
  • Examining the business and IT aspects of wireless enabled healthcare solutions.
  • Developing an internet-based chronic disease self-management system.


Healthcare administrators and researchers in healthcare management, health policy, and health services research will find detailed in Pervasive Health Knowledge Management a visionary approach to many of the most pressing problems in their fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rajeev Bali
    • 1
  • Indrit Troshani
    • 2
  • Steve Goldberg
    • 3
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    • 4
  1. 1., Coventry UniversityHealth Design and Technology Institute (COVENTRY West MidlandsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The University of Adelaide Business SchoAdelaideAustralia
  3. 3.ThornhillCanada
  4. 4., RMIT UniversitySchool of Business Information TechnologMelbourne VICAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4513-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4514-2
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