Applications to Help Local Authorities to Support Community-Dwelling Older Adults

  • Ana Isabel Martins
  • Hilma Caravau
  • Ana Filipa Rosa
  • Alexandra Queirós
  • Nelson Pacheco RochaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 918)


Local authorities have an increasing importance both in safeguarding the interest of the older adults and in providing direct assistance when needed. This paper reports an experimental study aiming to implement information applications to help local authorities to support community-dwelling older adults. For that, it was applied: (i) good practices pertaining to new technological developments; and (ii) healthcare standards to guarantee the interoperability of the resulting social care information. The results point that Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) presents several resources that might be used to model the required social care information.


Community care Local authorities Older adults FHIR 



This work was partially supported by COMPETE - Programa Operacional Competitividade e Internacionalização (COMPETE 2020), Sistema de Incentivos à Investigação e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico (SI I&DT), under the project Social Cooperation for Integrated Assisted Living (SOCIAL).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Isabel Martins
    • 1
  • Hilma Caravau
    • 1
  • Ana Filipa Rosa
    • 1
  • Alexandra Queirós
    • 1
  • Nelson Pacheco Rocha
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Electronics and Informatics Engineering of AveiroUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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