Exploiting personal health records in automating information therapy

Juha Puustjärvi*, Leena Puustjärvi

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Information therapy (Ix) is the prescription of specific, evidence-based medical information, to the right person, at right time to help that individual make a better health decision. We have investigated the usability of knowledge management technologies in automating the delivery of medical information in Ix. In our developed solution the content of personal health records as well as the medicinal information entities is organized according to a specific ontology. As a result patients do not need to navigate on the Web to find evidence-based medical information. Instead the medicinal information or its links are automatically delivered to patients' personal health records. Which information is delivered depends on the content of the personal health records, and thus the delivery can be automatically targeted.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2nd International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine, eTELEMED 2010, Includes MLMB 2010; BUSMMed 2010
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine - St. Maarten, Netherlands
    Duration: 10 Feb 201016 Feb 2010
    Conference number: 2


    ConferenceInternational Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
    Abbreviated titleeTELEMED
    CitySt. Maarten


    • e-Health
    • Information therapy
    • Ontologies
    • Personal health records

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