A content citizen health management system: A tele-health and tele-care prototype portal for the public

  • Christopoulou S
  • Papoutsis J
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Abstract

The main inspiration for the implementation of the Content Citizen Health Management System (CCHMS) is to provide a daily, convenient and easily accessible collaborative supportive environment, which will concern social and personal health and welfare matters, to computer literate citizens and those who desire to use information technology. It is a fact that Health services involving prevention and wellness are changing significantly towards a more citizen-centered, home care notion why not also mobile services via WEB and WAP technologies. In other words, the CCHMS as a portal is fundamentally an integration of health content and services in a functional and intelligent WEB environment via the development of communication channels among citizens and the public and private organizations. The design and the development of the CCHMS are based on open source software and follow the appropriate HITSP [1] and ISO/TR 22221 [2] standards along with HONcode principles [3]. In particular, the CCHM system relies on the creation of a customized portal based on the philosophy of the Knowledge Management and Content Management System (CMS). The CMS supports the creation, management, distribution and the publication of corporate information, used to organize and facilitate the collaborative document creation, and other types of content and powerful tools required to create the infrastructure upon which a dynamic website will be set up. The project's objective is to create a modern, inexpensive, widespread tool to support access to a healthy lifestyle, by means of monitoring and consulting citizens on issues of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, shared information and collaborative education. Also, the development of a voluntary professional health network enables citizens to improve personalized health-related management according to national and European policies. © 2012 IUPESM and Springer-Verlag.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Content management system
  • Health informatics
  • Health promotion
  • Joomla
  • Portals
  • Social care systems
  • Tele-health system

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Authors

  • Stella C. Christopoulou

  • John L. Papoutsis

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