Mobile Personal Health Application for Empowering Diabetic Patients
AbstractIn this paper we present the functional features of a mobile Personal Health Application that aims to empower Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic patients by facilitating self-management of their disease. The application supports the collection of observations of daily living i.e. vital signs, diet, quality and quantity of sleep, physical parameters such as weight, mental parameters such as self-assessment of quality of life, level of mood and stress, and physical activity related information. The application can operate in stand-alone mode as a consumer health app running in smartphones and tablets. However, the full range of its functionality is available when integrated with a server-based patient empowerment framework that further facilitates diabetes management with the active involvement of healthcare professionals, the exploitation of inclusive knowledge from clinical guidelines, and the incorporation of comprehensive information material.
Research2Guidance: Health Market Trends and Figures 2013-2017: The Commercialization of mHealth Applications Available at http://www.research2guidance.com/ accessed 12 December 2013.
Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records. Available at: www.projecthealthdesign.org/media/file/Round%20One%20PHD%20Final%20Report6.17.09.pdf accessed 12 December 2013.
Chomutare T, Fernandez-Luque L, Arsand E, et al. Features of mobile diabetes applications: review of the literature and analysis of current applications compared against evidence-based guidelines. J Med Internet Res 2011; 13(3): e65.
European Resarch & Development Project EMPOWER. Available at www.empower-fp7.eu accessed 12 December 2013.
Integrating the Healthcare Entrprise: IHE Technical Frameworks. Available at: http://www.ihe.net/technical_framework/, accessed 12 December 2013.
Demski H, Hildebrand C, Brass A, et al. Improvement of cross-Sector communication in the integrated Health Environment. Stud Health Tech Inform 2010;155:95-100. PubMed PMID: 20543315.
EN13606 Association. Available at: http://www.en13606.org, accessed 12 December 2013.
OpenEHR Foundation. Available at: http://www.openehr.org, accessed 12 December 2013.
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Available at: http://www.ars.usda.gov/services/docs.htm?docid=8964 accessed 12 December 2013.
Knutson KL, Van Cauter E, Zee P, et al. Cross-sectional associations between measure of sleep and markers of glucose metabolism among persons with and without diabetes. Diab Care 2011;34(5):1171-1176.
Broussard JL, Ehrmann DA, Van Cauter, E, et al. Impaired insulin signaling in human adipocytes after experimental sleep restriction: a randomized, crossover study. Ann Intern Med 2012;157(8):549-557.
Smartphone OS Sales Share in all markets, Kantar World Panel Report. Available at: http://www.kantarworldpanel.com/dwl.php?sn=news_downloads&id=282 accessed 12 December 2013.
Current distribution of Android versions:Available at developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html accessed 12 December 2013.
Copyright (c) 2014 Ilias Lamprinos, Chrysa Papadaki, Hans-Holger Schmuhl, Hans Demski, Claudia Hildebrand, Manuela Plößnig
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.