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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(4), 4262-4279; doi:10.3390/ijerph110404262
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Design of a Real-Time and Continua-Based Framework for Care Guideline Recommendations

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Received: 1 March 2014; in revised form: 3 April 2014 / Accepted: 4 April 2014 / Published: 16 April 2014
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Abstract: Telehealth is an important issue in the medical and healthcare domains. Although a number of systems have been developed to meet the demands of emerging telehealth services, the following problems still remain to be addressed: (1) most systems do not monitor/predict the vital signs states so that they are able to send alarms to caregivers in real-time; (2) most systems do not focus on reducing the amount of work that caregivers need to do, and provide patients with remote care; and (3) most systems do not recommend guidelines for caregivers. This study thus proposes a framework for a real-time and Continua-based Care Guideline Recommendation System (Cagurs) which utilizes mobile device platforms to provide caregivers of chronic patients with real-time care guideline recommendations, and that enables vital signs data to be transmitted between different devices automatically, using the Continua standard. Moreover, the proposed system adopts the episode mining approach to monitor/predict anomalous conditions of patients, and then offers related recommended care guidelines to caregivers so that they can offer preventive care in a timely manner.
Keywords: telehealth; care guideline recommendation; continua health alliance; episode mining; personalized care telehealth; care guideline recommendation; continua health alliance; episode mining; personalized care
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Lin, Y.-F.; Shie, H.-H.; Yang, Y.-C.; Tseng, V.S. Design of a Real-Time and Continua-Based Framework for Care Guideline Recommendations. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 4262-4279.

AMA Style

Lin Y-F, Shie H-H, Yang Y-C, Tseng VS. Design of a Real-Time and Continua-Based Framework for Care Guideline Recommendations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(4):4262-4279.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Lin, Yu-Feng; Shie, Hsin-Han; Yang, Yi-Ching; Tseng, Vincent S. 2014. "Design of a Real-Time and Continua-Based Framework for Care Guideline Recommendations." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11, no. 4: 4262-4279.


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