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Monitoring Chronic Respiratory Disease Patients Efficiently (ANAPNEO Project)

Received: Dec. 22, 2021    Accepted: Jan. 15, 2022    Published: Feb. 09, 2022
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In recent years, chronic respiratory disease patients do not have regular and frequent communication with their physicians, as they should, for various reasons: lack of time, economic difficulties or negligence; this in turn may induce exacerbation of their chronic condition and possible hospital admission. On the other hand, closer connectivity of humans and systems, through use of the latest technologies of smartphones, clouds and intelligent data mining, can ensure uninterrupted care and chronic ailment crisis avoidance. In this paper is described an integrated solution that: A) Connects chronic respiratory disease patients to their physicians through a cloud infrastructure and online services, and a mobile application, thereby enabling regular monitoring of patients and avoidance of medical emergencies. B) Proposes a new, sustainable and innovative business model that provides at low cost and at significant savings to the national health system, a preventive health service for chronic patients, by combining human medical expertise with state-of-the-art online service delivery based on cloud computing, data analytics and mobile applications. ANAPNEO project is to create a personalized solution for the optimal interaction between the patients with COPD and the medical staff that monitors and supports them. At the end of the day ANAPNEO a) facilitates patient communication with treating physicians through online services and mobile applications, ensuring ongoing patient monitoring and medical emergency avoidance, b) improves the quality of life of chronic patients, combined with a very significant cost reduction and c) proposes a new, sustainable and innovative business model that ensures, at low cost and significant savings for health organizations, preventive health service and personalized approach support for chronic patients, combining human medical experience with modern online services.

DOI 10.11648/j.wcmc.20221001.11
Published in International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing ( Volume 10, Issue 1, June 2022 )
Page(s) 1-6
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Keywords

Mhealth, Mobile Applications, Analytics, Chronic Respiratory Diseases

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