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Electronic Environments for Integrated Care Management Case of Depression Treatment

Electronic Environments for Integrated Care Management  Case of Depression Treatment
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Author(s): Matic Meglic (UP PINT, Slovenia) and Andrej Brodnik (UP PINT, Slovenia)
Copyright: 2010
Pages: 22
Source title: Ubiquitous Health and Medical Informatics: The Ubiquity 2.0 Trend and Beyond
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Sabah Mohammed (Lakehead University, Canada) and Jinan Fiaidhi (Lakehead University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-777-0.ch019

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Abstract

This chapter provides a basic overview of care process management and active patient engagement principles. It builds upon these principles to describe in more detail the way information and communication technology can provide support for them. It later discusses their impact on quality and cost-efficiency of care. The authors specify care models suitable for ICT support, specific process support characteristics related to health care, standards and communication devices that are being used. The chapter also provides a description of development and implementation of such an environment to support treatment of patients with depression.

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