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Multi-faceted informatics system for digitising and streamlining the reablement care model

Bond, Raymond, Mulvenna, Maurice, Finlay, Dewar and Martin, Suzanne (2015) Multi-faceted informatics system for digitising and streamlining the reablement care model. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 56 . pp. 30-41. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S153204641500088X

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2015.05.008

Abstract

Reablement is new paradigm to increase independence in the home amongst the ageing population. And it remains a challenge to design an optimal electronic system to streamline and integrate reablement into current healthcare infrastructure. Furthermore, given reablement requires collaboration with a range of organisations (including national healthcare institutions and community/voluntary service providers), such a system needs to be co-created with all stakeholders involved. Thus, the purpose of this study is, (1) to bring together stakeholder groups to elicit a comprehensive set of requirements for a digital reablement system, (2) to utilise emerging technologies to implement a system and a data model based on the requirements gathered and (3) to involve user groups in a usability assessment of the system. In this study we employed a mixed qualitative approach that included a series of stakeholder-involved activities. Collectively, 73 subjects were recruited to participate in an ideation event, a quasi-hackathon and a usability study. The study unveiled stakeholder-led requirements, which resulted in a novel cloud-based system that was created using emerging web technologies. The system is driven by a unique data model and includes interactive features that are necessary for streamlining the reablement care model. In summary, this system allows community based interventions (or services) to be prescribed to occupants whilst also monitoring the occupant’s progress of independent living.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Health Informatics
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:31768
Deposited By: Dr Raymond Bond
Deposited On:05 Jun 2015 09:02
Last Modified:05 Jun 2015 09:02

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