Cost-effective Design of Real-time Home Healthcare Telemonitoring

Po-Chou Liang, Paul Krause


The importance of telehealthcare for elderly and out-patients has been widely recognized. However, the adoption rate of home healthcare telemonitoring remains low due to limited evidence for cost-effectiveness. Our core objective of this work is the cost-effective design of a real-time home healthcare telemonitoring system based on mobile cloud computing. A second objective is to develop a simulation environment for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a telemonitoring system and exploring technology choices. We are at an early stage, yet the results so far have been encouraging. Whilst we may not be able to deliver a complete solution, the methodological contribution of test environment plus simulation models will enable us to put the evaluation of telehealth solutions prior to moving to full-scale trials on a more scientific basis.


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Liang P. and Krause P. (2014). Cost-effective Design of Real-time Home Healthcare Telemonitoring . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-010-9, pages 5-15. DOI: 10.5220/0004723800050015

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author={Po-Chou Liang and Paul Krause},
title={Cost-effective Design of Real-time Home Healthcare Telemonitoring},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - Cost-effective Design of Real-time Home Healthcare Telemonitoring
SN - 978-989-758-010-9
AU - Liang P.
AU - Krause P.
PY - 2014
SP - 5
EP - 15
DO - 10.5220/0004723800050015