A conceptual framework for personalized mobile health care

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Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

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Telemedicine; Cellular Phone; Point-of-Care Systems


Biostatistics | Biotechnology | Computer Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Epidemiology | Health Services Research | Medicine and Health Sciences


The widespread adoption of cell phones and other mobile platforms represent an opportunity to extend the benefits of personalized point-of-care healthcare applications to providers and patients in the developing world. However, the challenges facing the effective deployment of mobile health care applications are complex; thus, requiring a scalable, flexible, and configurable approach. A conceptual framework based on service-oriented-architecture is proposed to address the challenges of developing and deploying mobile health care applications. A particular emphasis of the framework is a service-agent-modeling-based personalized process support that is needed to support the diverse needs of the users.


Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science, Volume 12, Number 2, 2008, p. 31-41.

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Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science