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Using Handheld Technology to Monitor Diabetes in Remote Communities*

Using Handheld Technology to Monitor Diabetes in Remote Communities*
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Author(s): Shirley Ann Becker (Florida Institute of Technology, USA)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch105

Abstract

Handheld technology in a telemedical environment offers an unprecedented opportunity to bring healthcare to remote regions of the U.S. It provides a portable and low cost means of proactively monitoring health in order to promote quality and longevity of life. Handheld technology, in the form of a PocketPC, is proposed in this study to be used during home visits by healthcare providers and by patients for the daily monitoring of diabetes. It is proposed that PocketPC technology be integrated into an information communication technology (ICT) accessibility framework in order to minimize the risk of failure due to social and human factors. The PocketPC technology, within the context of this framework, is discussed along with future research opportunities.

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