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Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2273; https://doi.org/10.3390/s17102273

Empowerment of Patients with Hypertension through BPM, IoT and Remote Sensing

Department of Computer Technology, University of Alicante, 03690 Alicante, Spain
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Received: 19 July 2017 / Revised: 28 August 2017 / Accepted: 1 October 2017 / Published: 4 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from UCAmI 2016)
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Hypertension affects one in five adults worldwide. Healthcare processes require interdisciplinary cooperation and coordination between medical teams, clinical processes, and patients. The lack of patients’ empowerment and adherence to treatment makes necessary to integrate patients, data collecting devices and clinical processes. For this reason, in this paper we propose a model based on Business Process Management paradigm, together with a group of technologies, techniques and IT principles which increase the benefits of the paradigm. To achieve the proposed model, the clinical process of the hypertension is analyzed with the objective of detecting weaknesses and improving the process. Once the process is analyzed, an architecture that joins health devices and environmental sensors, together with an information system, has been developed. To test the architecture, a web system connected with health monitors and environment sensors, and with a mobile app have been implemented. View Full-Text
Keywords: health devices; health sensors; Business Process Management; hypertension; IoT; remote sensing health devices; health sensors; Business Process Management; hypertension; IoT; remote sensing
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Ruiz-Fernández, D.; Marcos-Jorquera, D.; Gilart-Iglesias, V.; Vives-Boix, V.; Ramírez-Navarro, J. Empowerment of Patients with Hypertension through BPM, IoT and Remote Sensing. Sensors 2017, 17, 2273.

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