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Home-based telehealth devices and the National Broadband Network (NBN): reflections on technical feasibility versus patient need

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Han, SC and Mirowski, L and Jeon, S-H and Lee, G-S and Kang, BH and Turner, P, Home-based telehealth devices and the National Broadband Network (NBN): reflections on technical feasibility versus patient need, Proceedings of the International Conference, UCMA, SIA, CCSC, ACIT 2013, 23-25 May 2013, Xian, China, pp. 67-72. ISSN 2287-1233 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2013 SERSC

Official URL: http://sersc.org/proceedings/vol22_2013.php

Abstract

Australia is deploying a $30bn National Broadband Network for all Australians by 2021. At the same time, the ageing population has led to a focus on finding new ways to support patients to live independently for longer in their own homes and to support them to self-manage. While broadband connected home-based telehealth appears to hold promise, there remain few examples of successful implementation. There is also limited insight into how technical feasibility interacts with meeting genuine patient needs in home-based environments. This paper describes a telehealth platform called MediStation designed to support patientsí in home-based environments. It confirms reliable home-based telehealth devices are feasible and usable by patients. However failure to holistically understand patient needs means these devices tend to support compliance rather than self-management. This will not contribute to the ability of patients to live independently for longer in their own homes or to sustained use of these types of devices.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:broadband, telehealth, MCRDR, patient self-management
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing
Research Field:Expert Systems
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Computer Software and Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Han, SC (Ms Caren Han)
Author:Mirowski, L (Mr Luke Mirowski)
Author:Kang, BH (Professor Byeong Kang)
Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:85303
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Computing and Information Systems
Deposited On:2013-06-26
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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