Healthcare Research

Chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths, more than 60% of healthcare costs, and 33% of the years of potential life lost before age 65 (Rachlis, 2006.) Diabetes, depression, congestive heart failure, hepatitis, and asthma are examples of chronic diseases. A key success factor for Chronic Disease Management is self-management support. This is where people play an active role in their own care rather than the traditional view of patients as passive participants. Implementing this self-care approach is a major shift in healthcare delivery. Using diabetes as a case study, Inet supports researchers in using mobile technology on how to simplify and accelerate this transition.

Inet achievements are found in many published papers, chapters, posters and a book. For your quick reference please find three of these publications below for your review.  To gain access please click on the images to be redirected to the book publisher and posters.

Pervasive Health Knowledge Management

About this book

  • Introduction to emerging research in pervasive healthcare
  • Focuses on application of pervasive computing for Chronic Disease Management, particularly diabetes

Between rising costs and decreasing accessibility, the present health care picture is fraught with shortcomings—a discouraging scenario for the millions of patients struggling with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. In response, computer technology is emerging as a key factor in the transition from inefficient centralized health systems toward patient-centered, patient-involved care: pervasive healthcare.

An Investigation Into The Role For A Pervasive Technology Solution To Support Gestational Diabetes Self-Care

A poster presented at the Medicine 2.0’12 , Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, September 15-16, 2012, Boston, USA.

Supporting Diabetes Self-Care Through a Wireless Program

A poster presented at the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CDA/CSEM) Professional Conference and Annual Meeting, October 24-27, 2007, Vancouver, Canada.