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PHSCD 2015

Workshop on Personal Health Systems for Chronic Diseases
Istanbul, Turkey, 20/05/2015. Hosted by Pervasive Health 2015.
With the advent of new mobile technologies and new portable sensors, systems to monitor patients affected by chronic diseases have become a reality. With the aging of society and the surge of patients with chronic conditions the development of monitoring infrastructures has become a major goal for the developing and developed countries. Despite the importance of this goal, the first generation of personal health systems (PHSs) failed to reach a wide adoption, largely due to the excessive amount of information presented to patients and doctors and lack of interoperability with standard formats such as HL7. Second generation PHSs are now focusing on processing the data to provide medical doctors and patients with prefiltered, structured and interoperable information, in which the human computer interfaces (HCI) are user friendly and the handling of the co-morbidities is done by means of evidence-based medicine. Within this workshop we will focus on advancements in the area of personal health systems, dealing with problems concerning: complex patients, chronic diseases monitoring, big data analysis, machine learning in medicine, intelligent sensors, information compression, predictive models, interoperability, expert systems, evidence based medicine, HCI
Topics of Interest
The central topics and research questions for the PHSCD workshop can be listed as follows:
  1. How to ensure interoperability of telemedicine systems?
  2. How can we take decisions when dealing with multiple comorbid patients despite the lack of evidence?
  3. How to create integrated sensor solutions, easily acceptable by the patients?
  4. How to increase acceptance of telemedicine solutions by ageing population?
  5. What are the best artificial intelligence and data analysis approaches to streams of physiological values?
  6. How can we predict adverse outcomes by using the data of the patients and their previous history?
  7. How can we personalize the treatment of the patient according to his/her genetic profile?
  8. How can we personalize the treatment of the patient in order to increase compliance?
  9. What are the best approaches to compress data?
  10. How to deal with complex patients with multiple chronic illnesses?
  11. What are the legal and ethical issues concerns of PHSs?
  12. What are the costs associated to these solutions, also in relationship to insurances?
The PHSCD workshop will focus on these questions and bring together practitioners from the telemedicine area to create a forum with the aim of discussing the future of the research in PHS.