Pervasive Healthcare in Smart Environment with Post-Processing of Data
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 01: INTRODUCTION1
Motivation and Goals3
Aims and Objectives3
CHAPTER 02: LITERATURE REVIEW6
Complexities of Healthcare System6
Overview of Healthcare Technology8
Impact of Technology on Healthcare11
Research Conceptual Framework and Theoretical Background13
Theory of Reasoned Action13
Concept of Pervasive Healthcare Technology15
Pervasive Healthcare Technology in Primary Care17
Technological Components in Pervasive Healthcare Technology20
Pervasive Healthcare Approach for Aged Patients23
Relative Advantages for Home Based Aged Patients24
Current State and Challenges for Pervasive Healthcare Technology26
Present Research Intention30
CHAPTER 01: INTRODUCTION
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As technology and medicine combine and techno-medical functions turn out to be technically and economically viable, recognizing the factors that control end user acceptance will become more critical to strategic planning and technological design in healthcare organizations (Krein et al. 2007). Due to current developments in pervasive and ubiquitous technology, the exposure and quality of healthcare have increased noticeably (Varshney, 2009). Union of cellular and broadband communication with pervasive technology devices has resulted in the development of pervasive healthcare. Pervasive healthcare provides healthcare services to anyone at anytime, entertaining the restrictions of place, time and quality. Though, pervasive healthcare does not develop from technology progression alone (Katz & Rice, 2009). The growing attention in pervasive healthcare is also resulted from technology dispersion and increasingly accepted technology imposition.
With sustaining networks and wireless communication becoming conventional more pervasive healthcare function is apparent in hospitals, ...