A Web2.0 Platform in Healthcare Created on the Basis of the Real Perceived Need of the Elderly End User

  • Giovanni Rinaldi
  • Antonio Gaddi
  • Arrigo Cicero
  • Fabio Bonsanto
  • Lucio Carnevali
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 27)

Abstract

The elderly care is characterized by integration of health and social care, is performed by several different agencies, requires a continuum of assistance and not episodic approach. These considerations has led us to overcome the traditional ICT approach done by several applications connected with property mechanism towards new solutions proposed by web2.0. We think that a federative platform can support the elderly needs (detected through focus groups) providing them web2.0 solutions in health care. The main features of the federation are: publishing/subscribe, messaging and signaling. These dimensions allows elderly to participate actively in their own healthcare through the access to their own health and social record, the composition of their own health and social space, and the participation to social networks for remaining socially active. Moreover, the process of dis-intermediation is also allowed. More emphasis is posed in the federative platform for the governance of the services as requested by elderly.

Keywords

Web 2.0 Medicine 2.0 e-Health personalized healthcare EHR 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Rinaldi
    • 1
  • Antonio Gaddi
    • 1
  • Arrigo Cicero
    • 1
  • Fabio Bonsanto
    • 1
  • Lucio Carnevali
    • 1
  1. 1.CUP2000, Via del Borgo di S. Pietro 90/c, 40100 Bologna Italy, University of Bologna Medicine Faculty Via MassarentiBolognaItaly

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