Standardization work on personalized eHealth systems

Nick Hine, Francoise Petersen, Mike Pluke, Torbjorn Sund

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    Abstract

    For widespread adoption of eHealth, and to achieve eInclusion and eAccessibility, eHealth systems must be tailored to each individual user's needs and preferences. Many eHealth products and services contain adjustable parameter settings, but they are specific to each product and unrelated to each other. This paper describes ongoing work to establish standards and guidelines for personalization of eHealth systems, taking into account the needs of all users, both clients and caregivers. The standard builds on a generic 'user profile', which stores data about the users, their preferences and their context. This profile can then be used by eHealth services and devices to ensure a user experience tailored to each person. The work surveys relevant areas of personalization, like identity management, profile management etc, addressing in depth those aspects of personalization that are specific to eHealth: User capabilities, care provider roles and functions, health related information, and confidentiality measures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"
    Place of PublicationNEW YORK
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1518-1520
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)9781424418152
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 20 Aug 200825 Aug 2008

    Conference

    Conference30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period20/08/0825/08/08

    Cite this

    Hine, N., Petersen, F., Pluke, M., & Sund, T. (2008). Standardization work on personalized eHealth systems. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology" (pp. 1518-1520). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649457