Title: Information and communication technology-based innovations for aging healthcare: a literature review

Authors: Shah Jahan Miah

Addresses: Information Systems Discipline, College of Business, Victoria University, Footscray Park Campus, Melbourne, VIC 3011, Australia

Abstract: The paper presents a systematic literature review to identify the key application areas of innovations through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in providing healthcare information to elderly population. Out of the 210 articles published in various health informatics and information systems journals, 42 were identified to meet the requirements for inclusion in the particular review. Based on our analysis, ICT innovations offered for elderly population's healthcare are classified as: smart home-based; mobile-based; online-based; and personalised device and application-based innovations. However, most of the innovations focus only on user side demands and omit the service providers' dynamic demands for information delivery. A cloud computing-based innovation shows promise to develop an effective information delivery approach to provide benefits, both for service providers and the elderly population, needing to deliver and use relevant technologies.

Keywords: aging population; ICT solutions; cloud computing; healthcare informatics; information and communications technology; literature review; information technology; innovation; healthcare information; elderly population; information systems; service providers; healthcare technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCIH.2014.065810

International Journal of Computers in Healthcare, 2014 Vol.2 No.1, pp.28 - 42

Received: 04 Oct 2013
Accepted: 30 Apr 2014

Published online: 29 Nov 2014 *

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