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More than 10 years ago Haux et al. tried to answer the question how health care provision will look like in the year 2013. A follow-up workshop was held in Braunschweig, Germany, for 2 days in May, 2013, with 20 invited international experts in biomedical and health informatics. Among other things it had the objectives to discuss the suggested goals and(More)
Despite the abundance of past home care projects and the maturity of the technologies used, there is no widespread dissemination as yet. The absence of accepted standards and thus interoperability and the inadequate integration into transinstitutional health information systems (tHIS) are perceived as key factors. Based on the respective literature and(More)
UNLABELLED The demographic change with a rising proportion of very old people and diminishing resources leads to an intensification of the use of telemedicine and home care concepts. To provide individualized decision support, data from different sources, e.g. vital signs sensors and home environmental sensors, need to be combined and analyzed together.(More)
Health care and information technology in health care is advancing at tremendous speed. We analysed whether the prognoses by Haux et al. - first presented in 2000 and published in 2002 [1] - have been fulfilled in 2013 and which might be the reasons for match or mismatch. Twenty international experts in biomedical and health informatics met in May 2013 in a(More)
The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased worldwide in the last years as well as in Germany. The goal of cyberMarathon is to increase daily activities and participation of children and adolescents on sport courses using health-enabling technologies. Our objective is to propose an approach of an interdisciplinary intervention program containing(More)
OBJECTIVE Multicenter medical treatment requires health related data to be available across institutions. Since health information exchange solutions are emergent, fulfillment of privacy needs, including patients' informed consent, is vital for successful data exchange. METHODS We designed a software supported consent process for the recently founded(More)
We designed, constructed, and evaluated a mobile medical care vehicle called "Rollende Arztpraxis" (rolling medical practice, RMP) that delivers the full medical care of a general practitioner to increase medical care supply in rural areas. Six communities have been identified, where the RMP has been visited 501 times in 14 months. Two different schedules(More)
German medical care is going to suffer from a decreasing number of general practitioners due to demographic change. We study if ambulatory care in rural areas can be complementary ensured by a mobile care unit. A medical care van - the "rolling medical practice" (RMP) - has been constructed based on care scenarios created for rural communities in northern(More)