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Challenges towards a Connected Community Healthcare Ecosystem (CCHE) for managing long-term conditions

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dc.contributor.author Carroll, Noel
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Catriona
dc.contributor.author Richardson, Ita
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-02T14:21:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-02T14:21:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5828
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background Societal, demographic and economic changes have encouraged us to reconsider how we deliver health and social care to older people and their families in our communities. The emergence of ‘Connected Health’ (CH), through the use of information and communication technology (ICT) has gained increased attention. CH is considered to offer the potential for cost-effective, innovative care solutions which can help to support and empower older people and family carers. In doing so there exists potential to help older people and family carers manage the impact of living with long-term conditions (LTC) at home. Method We undertook a systematic mapping study to (i) identify the key challenges for older people suffering from long-term conditions and their carers and (ii) explore how CH could support older people suffering from long-term conditions and their carers. This article presents a review and mapping of the current status of CH with a particular focus on the use of ICT to empower older people and their families to manage LTC. Results The findings identify key challenges to LTC and the drivers for the emergence of CH presented as a Connected Community Healthcare Ecosystem (CCHE). This work also provides a roadmap for future research. Moving forward there is a need to engage all key stakeholders of older people, family carers, policy makers and health care practitioners to examine alternative healthcare models alongside those who develop ICT solutions. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher International Society for Gerontechnology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gerontechnology;14 (2), pp. 64-77
dc.subject connected health en_US
dc.subject empowerment en_US
dc.subject ICT en_US
dc.subject long-term conditions en_US
dc.title Challenges towards a Connected Community Healthcare Ecosystem (CCHE) for managing long-term conditions en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.4017/gt.2016.14.2.003.00
dc.contributor.sponsor EI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IDA en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 13/RC/2094 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 14/IF/2530 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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