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Decision Support for the Remote Management of Chronic Patients

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Chronic diseases may cause major limitations in patients’ daily living due to acute or deterioration events, which can happen more or less frequently and, often, cannot be totally relieved, causing a worsening of patients’ conditions. In the last years, a strong effort is being spent in the development of intelligent ICT applications for patients’ telemonitoring, aimed at maximizing the quality of life of chronic patients by means of a regular collection of information about their status and actions in a long-stay setting. In this paper, a knowledge based decision support system is presented, which is aimed at aiding clinical professionals in managing chronic patients on a daily basis, by assessing their current status, helping face their worsening conditions, and preventing their exacerbation events.

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  • Decision Support
  • Knowledge Formalization
  • Ontology

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Colantonio, S., De Pietro, G., Esposito, M., Machì, A., Martinelli, M., Salvetti, O. (2012). Decision Support for the Remote Management of Chronic Patients. In: Nikita, K.S., Lin, J.C., Fotiadis, D.I., Arredondo Waldmeyer, MT. (eds) Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare. MobiHealth 2011. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 83. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29734-2_6

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