Rethinking health ICT enabled services to empower people to manage their health

Niilo Saranummi

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Abstract

Lifestyle is a key determinant in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. If we would exercise regularly, eat healthy, control our weight, sleep enough, manage stress, not smoke and use alcohol only moderately, 90 % of type II diabetes, 80 % of coronary heart disease, and 70 % of stroke and colon cancer could be prevented. Unfortunately, global health statistics show that health promotion campaigns and healthcare have failed to persuade people to change and manage their lifestyles. A disruptive solution to this "tsunami" of chronic conditions is required. This paper outlines a solution that aims to radically improve people's abilities to manage their health.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
EditorsÁ. Jobbágy
PublisherSpringer
Pages4-6
Volume37
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-23508-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-23507-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 14 Sep 201118 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period14/09/1118/09/11

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