Pervasive Health Conference - Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
|Event Date/Time: Mar 22, 2006||End Date/Time: Mar 24, 2006|
|Paper Submission Date: Nov 11, 2005|
The broad definition includes prevention, healthcare maintenance and checkups, short-term monitoring (or home healthcare monitoring), long-term monitoring (nursing home), personalized healthcare monitoring, incidence detection and management, and, emergency intervention, transportation and treatment. With increasing cost of healthcare services and an exponential increase in the number of seniors and retirees in developed countries have created several major challenges for policy makers, healthcare providers, hospitals, insurance companies and patients. Pervasive healthcare is considered a solution to many of these problems as well as a possible future of healthcare services.
To make the vision of pervasive healthcare a reality, there are many serious challenges that must be addressed including lack of comprehensive coverage of wireless and mobile networks, reliability of wireless infrastructure, general limitations of hand-held devices, medical usability of sensors and mobile devices, interference with other medical devices, privacy and security, payment and many management issues in pervasive healthcare. In the proposed conference, most of the challenges in pervasive healthcare can be covered in three main areas: mobile and wireless technologies for pervasive healthcare, medical aspects of pervasive healthcare, and management of pervasive healthcare.