Evolution of connected health: a network perspective
In this study, the evolution of the connected health concept is analysed and visualized to investigate the ever-tightening relationship between health and technology as well as emerging possibilities regarding delivery of healthcare services. A scientometric analysis was undertaken to investigate the trends and evolutionary relations between health and information systems through the queries in the Web of Science database using terms related to health and information systems. To understand the evolutionary relation between different concepts, scientometric analyses were conducted within five-year intervals using the VantagePoint, SciMAT, and CiteSpace II software. Consequently, the main stream of publications related to the connected health concept matching telemedicine cluster was determined. All other developments in health and technologies were discussed around this main stream across years. The trends obtained through the analysis provide insights about the future of healthcare and technology relationship particularly with rising importance of privacy, personalized care along with mobile networks and mobile infrastructure.
Summary Objective of the Paper: To find ways to meet the need for specifying terminology and developing a format to describe knowledge in specific subject areas (SA) that will be effective, easily-accessible and clear for both people and programs. This is related to terms, their relationships, models of ECG devices, filters, etc. Key Points: The use of ontology facilitates the following: - a repeated use of knowledge in SA; - a differentiation of the knowledge related to SA from operational knowledge; - a shared general understanding of the information structure among people and programs. An ontology carefully developed for one SA can then be used in other SAs. Moreover, several existent ontologies describing some subdomains of a large SA can be integrated when it is required to create a big ontology. Conclusion: Any SA can have countless ontologies, as each new ontology is just another way to structure concepts and their relationships. Modern doctors must be able to use medical information technologies in their everyday practices, which help them to not waste time on routine calculations and save time and energy for solving current problems. Keywords: electrocardiogram (ECG), telemedicine, ontology, SCP-ECG, OWL.
In this paper, the author attempt to assess foreign and Russian experience of mHealth innovative technologies usage for patients’ diagnosis and counseling as well as disease preventions. Author identified doctors’ attitudes towards prospects of mHealth usage in their practice.
Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. With more than 200members companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health and wellness management. When you look at complete list of Continua Certified TM http://www.continuaalliance.org/node/77, you cannot find any ECG device (at the time of writing), but need ECG asa useful screening tool for a variety of cardiac abnormalities. We decided to build the prototype of 3-5-lead ECG with Bluetooth LE and USB interface. The firmware of the device was developed according the ISO/EEE 11073-10406:2011 and this device as a agent can communicate with any manager device on Personal Area Network. The filters of the device (50/60 Hz , low and high pass) are programmable and can be remotely configured. The signals from electrodes can be routed to doctor computer's screen for online diagnostic, can be save in EHR system or sent to special computer with LabView for ECG signal processing with different algorithms. This prototype could be used as a X73 agent for other consumer medical applications.
This conference is the 9th of its kind on the Mediterranean region. This edition will provide a forum to discuss achievements and current experiences in specific areas in medical informatics and telemedicine, focusing on innovation methods and approaches. Its overall goal is to increase interaction and collaboration among professionals from both health and information technology sectors within and between the Mediterranean countries for scientific and social development in the region. The Euromediterranean Medical Informatics and TeleMedicine conference series have provided a forum for discussions and an environment that fosters creation of new collaboration in an interdisciplinary environment. They led to the emergence of the Euro-Mediterranean Medical Informatics and Telemedicine Association and number of regional cooperation. We hope that this year conference will accomplish the expectations announced in the previous ones, and will enhance collaboration between all participants coming from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The organization of the EMMIT 2013 Conference in Morocco has come together through the hard work of the local organizing committee, together with the International Institute of Tele-Medicine personnel and members of Euro-Mediterranean Medical Informatics and Tele-Medicine Association. The overall plans were overseen by a steering committee and the program was put together through the work of the scientific committee chaired by Prof. Francesco Sircurello. We are very grateful to all our sponsors, particularly to the Moroccan Ministry of Health that accepted to offer its patronage to the event, The University Mohammed First, The Faculty of Medicine of Oujda, The Faculty of Sciences of Oujda, The School of Engineering, The Faculty of Medicine of Fes and The MarchicaMed agency. We are also excited about the list of participants who are coming in from the Mediterranean and around the world. Finally, we would like to add our welcome to all of you to the beautiful Mediterranean city of Nador, Morocco, the Kingdom of solidarity, peace and hospitality.
Looking into the futures of eHealth? Diagnoses made by machine learning algorithms, medical consultations via video call, mobile health apps, fitness trackers, smartwatches and sensors built into our clothes or even our bodies: This publication strives to take a look at potential, likely, desired, anticipated or feared futures of digital health technologies and practices. Analysing the opportunities and risks associated with them is highly complex and involves both social and cultural as well as legal questions that in many instances are highly interwoven with each other. The social and cultural challenges include the tendencies towards a seemingly universal datafication, the invasion and loss of privacy and the valorisation of data as well as questions around surveillance and control, a more (de-)personalised healthcare and patient autonomy. The central legal challenge surrounding eHealth is uncertainty, especially in cross-border contexts, often accompanied by the fact that existing legal frameworks may not fit seamlessly with novel technologies or existing laws may be silent with respect to eHealth technologies. In this edited volume, researchers from various countries and disciplines discuss these issues and provide insights into the uses and perceptions of eHealth applications, the contexts of innovative technologies and offer comparative analyses of international legal frameworks.
Relevance. Rapid development of telemedicine and e-health requires free, legitimate and secure health information exchange. Besides technical solutions an important role in providing health information exchange played by legal and organizational measures. Adoption of the new legislation on the application of information technologies in healthcare increases the relevance of legal issues in this sphere.
Objective. The article addresses the legal aspects of building health information systems, taking into account the rights and legitimate interests of all stakeholders (patients, physicians, healthcare providers, insurance companies, research organizations, etc.).
The main results. In the paper it is reasoned that the architecture of health information systems should be based on principles of centralized storage of data, integration of data from the wide range of sources, increasing usability of the systems, ensuring data dynamism and mobility as well as enhancing the role of patients in management of personal health records.
Also particular attention is paid to security issues of health information systems. The information security measures for such systems include reliable procedures for identification and authorization of subjects, differentiation of access rights to health records, encryption of health data and depersonalization of health data of individual patients. These and other measures will help to ensure the legitimacy of electronic document exchange, as well as to increase the level of patients trust to information technologies used in healthcare.
Applicability and scientific significance. The principles and ideas reflected in the article can be used in law-making process in the area of telemedicine and serve as a basis for the subsequent academic research on the electronic document exchange in the new technological conditions.
This book features a selection of articles from the second edition of the conference Europe Middle East & North Africa Information Systems and Technologies to Support Learning 2018 (EMENA-ISTL'18), held in Fez, Morocco between 25th and 27th October 2018. EMENA-ISTL’18 was a global forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent findings and innovations, current trends, professional experiences and challenges in information systems & technologies to support learning.
The main topics covered are: A) information systems technologies to support education; B) education in science, technology, engineering and Mathematics; C) emerging technologies in education learning innovation in the digital age; D) software systems, architectures, applications and tools; E) multimedia systems and applications; F) computer communications and networks; G) IOT, smart cities and people, wireless, sensor and ad-hoc networks; H) organizational models and information systems and technologies; I) human–computer Interaction; J) computers & security, ethics and data-forensic; K) health informatics, and medical informatics security; l) information and knowledge management; m) big data analytics and applications, intelligent data systems, and machine learning; n) artificial intelligence, high performance computing; o) mobile, embedded and ubiquitous systems; p) language and image processing, computer graphics and vision; and q) the interdisciplinary field of fuzzy logic and data mining.