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Towards Internet Communities to Help Improve the Wellbeing and Rehabilitation of Clinically Stable Chronic Patients

Abstract

The EU project NEXES introduces IT support for integrated healthcare, and attempts to prove through clinical trials how new technology can help improve healthcare. The web-based approach used in the Norwegian clinical trial on wellbeing for chronically ill patients can be seen as a very small health care community for the patients. After introducing the NEXES project, the technical platform used for the wellbeing case, and the collaboration notation in BPMN, a specific case is described in detail and related to how the collaboration between the patient and health care stakeholders can be seen as a small group. Finally reflections are given on how the clinical trial could be extended by adding a ‘competition’ element using online communities in order to motivate the patients to do their rehabilitation exercises, and which technology standard could be used for this approach.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Language

English

Author(s)

  • Leendert Wilhelmus Marinus Wienhofen
  • Ingrid Storruste Svagård

Affiliation

  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
  • SINTEF Digital / Smart Sensor Systems

Year

2009

Publisher

Bonner Köllen Verlag

Book

9th International Conference on Innovative Internet Community Systems I2CS 2009, Jena, Germany, June 15-17, 2009

Issue

P-148

Page(s)

60 - 69

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