Evaluation of a social web-based telehealth system

Jaspaljeet Singh Ranjit Singh, Burkhard C. Wünsche, Christof Lutteroth

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Abstract

Increasing healthcare costs and demographic changes necessitate healthcare interventions that foster independent care. Existing telehealth systems are focused on treating diseases instead of preventing them, suffer from high initial costs, lack extensibility, and do not address the social and psychological needs of patients. We developed Healthcare4Life, an online telehealth system for seniors. In this paper, we report the results of a 6-week user study involving 43 seniors (aged 60 and above). Results indicate that seniors are ready to take charge of their health via a web-based telehealth system, provided there are suitable health applications for them to use. The social networking features require a sufficiently large user base to be useful. The results also suggest that web-based telehealth solutions can positively change the attitude of seniors towards managing their own healthcare.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012
Pages550-553
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2012
Event24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Duration: 26 Nov 201230 Nov 2012

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NameProceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012

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Other24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne, VIC
Period26/11/1230/11/12

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  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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Ranjit Singh, J. S., Wünsche, B. C., & Lutteroth, C. (2012). Evaluation of a social web-based telehealth system. In Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012 (pp. 550-553). (Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012). https://doi.org/10.1145/2414536.2414620
Ranjit Singh, Jaspaljeet Singh ; Wünsche, Burkhard C. ; Lutteroth, Christof. / Evaluation of a social web-based telehealth system. Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012. 2012. pp. 550-553 (Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012).
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Ranjit Singh, JS, Wünsche, BC & Lutteroth, C 2012, Evaluation of a social web-based telehealth system. in Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012. Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012, pp. 550-553, 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 26/11/12. https://doi.org/10.1145/2414536.2414620

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Ranjit Singh JS, Wünsche BC, Lutteroth C. Evaluation of a social web-based telehealth system. In Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012. 2012. p. 550-553. (Proceedings of the 24th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2012). https://doi.org/10.1145/2414536.2414620