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Personal Health: The New Paradigm to Make Sustainable the Health Care System

  • Vicente Traver
  • Raquel Faubel
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 127)

Abstract

New technologies and innovation are leading a new paradigm in health care systems in order to face the growing demand and expectations in promoting and maintaining health and in disease prevention, treatment and care. ICT could have several applications in health scope (care, management, information and training) being an enabler for a personalized health system. RFID system, sensors, internet 2.0, electronic health records and ambient intelligence are some tools for catalyzing changes in health systems towards Personal Health.

Keywords

Personal health e-Health Telemedicine ICT 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicente Traver
    • 1
  • Raquel Faubel
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Aplicaciones de las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones Avanzadas(ITACA), Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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