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Development of a Mobile Application for the Integral Care and Attention of Elderly People

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Abstract

In recent years, the number of people reaching stages of ageing has increased considerably, reflecting a serious public problem. It is not enough to reach long ages, but to guarantee the integral care and attention of each individual. Thus, taking into consideration the difficulties faced by the elderly, States implement social security programs that seek to support their development. Ecuador follows this trend and presents proposals that address a number of fundamental rights, which are considered priority health care services. Although the measures implemented maintain the health, this reality changes when moving from an urban to a rural scenario. This is justified by the fact that in Ecuador, specialists who care for the elderly constantly change their location and, therefore, their patients, rather than maintaining a non-standardized data record on paper, causing inefficiency and waste of time. For these reasons, this article explains a proposal for a mobile application that seeks to standardize and digitalize the collection of medical data from the elderly in rural areas in order to increase the efficiency of current medical processes.

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Vintimilla-Tapia, P. E., Bravo-Torres, J. F., Tamariz-Ordóñez, P. E., Abad-Salinas, Y. R., Serrano-Paredes, K. de L., Pacheco-Sarmiento, J. A., & Salazar-Mostesdeoca, S. C. (2020). Development of a Mobile Application for the Integral Care and Attention of Elderly People. In Communications in Computer and Information Science (Vol. 1193 CCIS, pp. 217–229). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42517-3_17

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