Applicability of portable health clinic to ageing society

Ashir Ahmed, Andrew Rebeiro-Hargrave, Rafiqul Islam, Sozo Inoue, Naoki Nakashima

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Abstract

Portable Health Clinic is adapted to provide primary care to a super aged society. A super aged society occurs when, one third of the population is 65+ years and one fifth is 85+ years. The combination of aging society and incidence of non-communicable diseases increases the prevalence of elderly disability and places pressure on health care systems, health costs, and existing social norms. The goal is to reposition the Portable Health Clinic as a health information and affordable disability prevention system. In this paper, we show how the healthcare worker can supplement her competence on medical risk factors with sensor technology and share her knowledge with elderly patients within the community. We suggest that the remote telemedicine call center should be used to support distant screening and surveillance programs and provide early intervention to diseases. We investigate 18,278 Portable Health Clinic Electronic Health Records between 2012 and 2013 to see what are the most important risk factors for ill health in Bangladesh. The field data implies that elevated blood pressure and blood sugar and protein in the urine and the most important risk factors for the elderly population (>65 years) when compared to younger population (<65 years).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDistributed, Ambient, and Pervasive Interactions - Second International Conference, DAPI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages533-544
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319077871
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8530 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Distributed, Ambient and Pervasive Interactions, DAPI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period6/22/146/27/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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