Uses and practices of e-health environments: An interactive architecture for effective real-time monitoring of patients.

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Talantikite Soundouss Ismahane

Abstract


The impact of new information and communication technologies on our societies is universal. They have the advantage of being transversal and affecting all sectors, notably health.

E-health, a multidisciplinary field of research, is growing significantly and is nowadays necessary for systems of healthcare. The determinants of this breakthrough in healthcare remain the age demographic of the population coupled with the inadequacy of the health workforce, without ignoring the rising costs of care. This is reflected in the continuing rise in the number of people with addictions, as chronic diseases become more acute, creating a huge need for appropriate technologies. The circumstances are therefore conducive to reflection leading to the modeling of more innovative solutions for effective patient care.

The NICT's incursion in the medical field is most often seen as the introduction of tools designed to guarantee or even improve the quality of healthcare services, so our research combines crosses and puts into dialogue the relationship between space and the psychiatric patient. To do this, we approach space as a determining factor in helping people with psychiatric illnesses, and as an interactive, real-time approach to the needs of the sick.


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E-Health; NICT; ambient intelligence; interactive space; psychiatric patients; Hospital

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