Synchronised integrated online e-health profiles

Liang, Jian, Iannella, Renato, & Sahama, Tony R. (2011) Synchronised integrated online e-health profiles. In Hansen, David (Ed.) Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISO Press, Melbourne, VIC, pp. 96-103.

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Abstract

Web-based social networking applications have become increasingly important in recent years. The current applications in the healthcare sphere can support the health management, but to date there is no patient-controlled integrator. This paper proposes a platform called Multiple Profile Manager (MPM) that enables a user to create and manage an integrated profile that can be shared across numerous social network sites. Moreover, it is able to facilitate the collection of personal healthcare data, which makes a contribution to the development of public health informatics. Here we want to illustrate how patients and physicians can be benefited from enabling the platform for online social network sites. The MPM simplifies the management of patients' profiles and allows health professionals to obtain a more complete picture of the patients' background so that they can provide better health care. To do so, we demonstrate a prototype of the platform and describe its protocol specification, which is an XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) [1] extension, for sharing and synchronising profile data (vCard²) between different social networks.

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ID Code: 60712
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Medical Informatics, Social Media, Multiple Profile Manager (MPM), User Computer Interface, Software
ISSN: 0926-9630
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2013 23:20
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 02:52

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