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Experiences on Telemedicine Solutions for Diabetes Care – Case eMedic Project

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 450)

Abstract

Diabetes is one of the most common diseases in the world. The optimisation of diabetes treatment would mean remarkable savings in health care budgets. eHealth technology can provide new tools to increase healthcare access, improve care delivery systems, and support individuals in engaging in the treatment of their disease as well as provide new solutions for health care professionals. The aim of this paper is to describe the usability of self-management technological solutions in the eMedic project. A qualitative explorative study approach was applied. During the eMedic pilots on self-management, the usability of the devices and applications was assessed by using the System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire. The eMedic project shows that eHealth solutions in self-management can have a successful role in healthcare, but focus and effort must be put on the usability of the applications and technical solutions.

Keywords

System Usability Scale Usability Telemedicine Diabetes Mellitus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Turku University of Applied SciencesTurkuFinland

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