A reconfigurable supporting connected health environment for people with chronic diseases

Abbes Amira, Naeem Ramzan, Christos Grecos, Qi Wang, Pablo Casaseca-De-La-Higuera, Zeeshan Pervez, Xinheng Wang, Chunbo Luo

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Digital healthcare is becoming increasingly important as the ageing population and the number of people diagnosed with chronic diseases is increasing. The face of healthcare delivery has changed radically and at its core is a digital and customer revolution. Connected health is the convergence of medical devices, security devices, and communication technologies. It enables patients to be monitored and treated remotely from their home or primary care facility rather than attend outpatient clinics or be admitted to hospital. This chapter discusses the recent advances in connected health technologies and applications. The authors investigate a reconfigurable supporting connected health solution for people with chronic diseases using reconfigurable hardware and intelligent data interpretation and analysis. In addition, a thorough review of the existing information and communications technologies and challenges in the area of connected health including embedded medical devices, sensors, social networking, knowledge management, data fusion, and cloud computing is presented in this chapter. Finally, future directions and ongoing research in the area of connected health are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Care Delivery and Clinical Science
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781522539285
ISBN (Print)1522539263, 9781522539261
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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