PATIENT-CENTERED CARE CLUSTER – PROJECT 15-05161.PSU
Sensing Systems for Personalized Telehealth Wellness Management
Personalized healthcare delivery systems are emerging with the goal of managing and improving wellness. In accordance, devices, technology, and applications for smart home-care have proliferated. The availability of telehealth systems means that solutions are scalable and can be disseminated across a wide range of patients in a timely and efficient manner. However, the use of this technology is not ubiquitous nor consistent. Additionally, cybersecurity and healthcare data protection pose challenges to balance usability and access with security. This research study in telehealth will therefore explore the sensor based systems suitable for testing research hypotheses, the mathematical models needed for making sense of the data generated by these sensors, and the visualization techniques suitable for communicating knowledge both to healthcare decision makers and to patients. Researchers will explore ways in which personalized telehealth wellness management can reduce the need and time for hospitalization and rehabilitation.
How is this different from related research?
Current telehealth systems are designed with minimal input from patients or healthcare providers. As a result, when these systems are launched into the market, they often fail to address several important attributes expressed by the end user. Furthermore, existing approaches do not provide an end-to-end solution that directly connects patients to their physicians. Advancements in network infrastructure is opening the possibilities for real time acquisition and storage of patient’s data that can potentially be integrated into a physician’s workflow.
- Expand the use of telehealth in inpatient, outpatient, and emergency department patient care
- Develop sensor based solutions that are feasible for telehealth operations
- Create a model that predicts patients’ adoption of a given telehealth system
- Propose a telehealth system that is adopted by both patients and physician