Health Care Web Information Systems and Personalized Services for Assisting Living of Elderly People at Nursing Homes

  • Stefanos Nikolidakis
  • Dimitrios D. Vergados
  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos

Abstract

Nursing homes, where home adaptations - environmental improvements and assistive technology (AT) are provided, represent an increasingly attractive means of helping senior citizens maintain their independence and enhance the quality of their life. Doctors and specialists are also involved in order to provide elderly people with personalized health care services, in this way improving their treatment and life conditions. The main difference that nursing homes have compared to a typical health home is that the former use new technologies and applications in order to collect data from the elderly and create an electronic file for each individual. The basic idea of this paper is to use a web application along with tablet PCs or PDAs in order to collect the personal information and the clinical characteristics of the patient. Moreover, this application helps doctors manage the nursing home and have a better view of the health status of each patient, while it also provides doctors with a report regarding the medical supplies needed at the nursing home and the overall status of the health condition of the population.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefanos Nikolidakis
    • 1
  • Dimitrios D. Vergados
    • 1
  • Ioannis Anagnostopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece
  2. 2.Department of Information and Communication Systems EngineeringUniversity of the AegeanKarlovassi, Samos IslandGreece

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