From Patient Information Services to Patient Guidance Services-The iCare Approach

  • D. TektonidisEmail author
  • A. Bokma
  • E. Kaldoudi
  • Adamantios Koumpis
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 460)


The provision of the Health services in the EU despite the evolvement of ICT follows a rather traditional path were the patient is totally dependable from his/hers doctors seeking guidance for every decision he/she needs to take related to his/her condition. The vision of the iCare approach is to provide better support to patients from the comfort of their home. This paper presents a new innovative approach to improve Patient Guidance Services (PGS). iCare approach takes full advantage of Semantic Web technologies and IoT and provides a new approach that would put the demands of the patient in the center and exploiting the available sources it will offer patient guidance services reducing dramatically the patient dependency from his/her doctors.


Resource Description Framework Domain Ontology Semantic Annotation Information Link iCare Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Tektonidis
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Bokma
    • 2
  • E. Kaldoudi
    • 3
  • Adamantios Koumpis
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Programmes DivisionThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Centre for Electronic CommerceUniversity of SunderlandSunderlandUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.School of MedicineDemocritus University of ThraceAlexandroupoliGreece

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