Interoperability in Pervasive Health: A Systematic Review

  • Ana Dias
  • Ana Isabel Martins
  • Alexandra Queirós
  • Nelson Pacheco RochaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1024)


Smart components highly integrated and miniaturized facilitate the development of wearable devices to support home monitoring of patients with chronic diseases and that should be interoperable with existing electronic health records. Objective: This study aimed to systematize current evidence of how interoperability is considered during the development of new applications to gather patients’ information in their home environments. Methods: A systematic review was performed based on a search of the literature. Results: A total of 37 articles were retrieved from the 4141 articles that result from the initial search. Conclusion: From the 4141 initial references only 81 references explicitly mentioned interoperability issues and, within these 81 references, only eight reported end-to-end solutions that can be integrated and usable in care service provision.


eHealth Pervasive health Interoperability Home monitoring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and TourismGOVCOPP, University of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and InformaticsUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  3. 3.Health Sciences School, IEETAUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Medical Sciences, IEETAUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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