by Petr Hanzlíček, Petra Přečková and Jana Zvárová

The electronic health record (EHR) is defined as a repository of information regarding the health of a subject of care, which exists in computer-processable form, stored and transmitted securely, and accessible by multiple authorized users. Its primary purpose is the support of efficient, high-quality integrated health care, independent of the place and time of health care delivery. To achieve these objectives, the semantic interoperability between information systems of different health care providers is a key issue.

by Ivan B. Vermeulen, Sander M. Bohte and Han La Poutré

Can patient planning be more efficient? The Computational Intelligence and Multiagent Games (SEN4) research group at CWI uses software agents and smart, adaptive algorithms to improve hospital patient scheduling and to better match patients’ appointments to their own preferences.

by Loriano Galeotti, Matteo Paoletti, Andrea Vannucci, Stefano Diciotti, Massimo Carradori, Massimo Pistolesi and Carlo Marchesi

We consider a digital patient to be a person who is part of a community that is well acquainted with advanced technology, and is open also to medical applications. This project aims to make such patients capable of managing assistive technology devices for monitoring their health conditions, and also to train and improve their opportunities for social contact.

by Massimo Busuoli

With the number of senior citizens in the EU dramatically increasing, the burden in terms of public expense rises concomitantly. This is the motivation behind OLDES (Older peoples’ e-services at home), a three-year project funded by the Information Society Technologies Programme of the European Union.

by Christian Weigand and Janina Schmidt

The Mobile Health Assistant has been developed by Fraunhofer researchers to provide support for patients with chronic illnesses. Comfortable and easy to use, the Assistant is designed to aid patients 24/7 a week.

by Zoltán Tóth

Promoting the fast and efficient development of the Information Society is a major objective of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). Accordingly, in January 2006 SZTAKI, the Computer and Automation Research Institute of the HAS, established the E-governance Competence Centre (ECC), dedicated to developing and promoting applications for e-administration.

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