Information and communication technology-based innovations for aging healthcare: a literature review
by Shah Jahan Miah
International Journal of Computers in Healthcare (IJCIH), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2014

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.

Online publication date: Sat, 29-Nov-2014

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