Coordinating Caregiving using Smartphone Technology: a Collaborative Software Prototype Approach

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Though the proportion of older population is growing and the number of people with long-term conditions is increasing, there is unlikely to be enough caregivers for those older people or people with long-term conditions who wish to live at home. Thus how to ensure sufficient caregiving events to meet the growing demand in home healthcare sector becomes a challenge. A collaborative software prototype utilising smartphone technology has been proposed in this study to provide coordinated caregiving. The system in future may both spread the load among family caregivers and professional caregivers while ensuring that the patient's needs are always covered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegrating Information Technology and Management for Quality of Care
EditorsJohn Mantas, Mowafa S. Househ, Arie Hasman
Pages237-240
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-423-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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