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Title: PINATA : taking e-Health a step forward
Other Titles: Healthcare administration : concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications
Authors: Dingli, Alexiei
D’Ambrogio, Ilenia
Keywords: Ambient intelligence
Ubiquitous computing
Medical informatics
Semantic Web
Intelligent personal assistants (Computer software)
Issue Date: 2014-08
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Dingli, A., D’Ambrogio, I., & Abela, C. (2014). PINATA : taking e-Health a step forward. In Information Resources Management Association (Eds.), Healthcare administration : concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications (pp. 664-687). Hershey: IGI Global.
Abstract: Owing to growing population health needs, the proportion of medical staff to patients keeps diminishing; yet, the quality in healthcare services is likely to increase. Through the amalgamation of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) and Semantic Web technologies, PINATA seeks to deal with this issue. To perk up the quality of healthcare services, PINATA utilises pervasive devices to help doctors and nurses to concentrate on the patient. The movement of medical staff and patients is tracked by means of Wi-Fi sensors whilst an automated camera system monitors the interaction of people within their environment. The system operates autonomously in response to particular situations by guiding medical staff towards emergencies in a timely manner and providing them with the information they require on their handheld devices. This assures that patients are given the best possible attention on a 24/7 basis especially when the medical staff is not nearby.
ISBN: 9781466663398
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