Silke Schmidt, Otto Rienhoff
Europe is facing a contradiction: while governments try to control public spending; the demands on our healthcare systems continue to rise. The use of smart technologies and revolution can help to address the challenges faced by healthcare systems today; such as a shortage of healthcare professionals; an ageing population and restrictions on financial resources. But in spite of increasing evidence of the benefits technology can bring; the healthcare sector has been slow to accept the digital revolution; and has stuck to more traditional models and methods.
Interdisciplinary Assessment of Personal Health Monitoring; (PDF) presents selected contributions to the symposium on Personal Health Monitoring (PHM) and Ethics and future areas of PHM; which took place before the 11th World Congress of Bioethics; conducted in Rotterdam; the Netherlands; in June 2012. Most of the papers provide the outcomes of the European PHM-Ethics project; which conducted interdisciplinary analyses of evolving PHM applications. Additional invited contributions deal with important issues linked to the projects primary objectives and outcomes. The project is strongly connected with the new e-Health Action Plan; launched by the European Commission in December 2012; which is aimed to bring the benefits of digital solutions into healthcare systems. Interdisciplinary Assessment of Personal Health Monitoring covers a broad spectrum; ranging from the technical setup of PHM systems to ethical issues mentioned by PHM applications; and will be of interest to all those related with improving the provision of healthcare worldwide.
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