TD COST Action TD1405
European Network for the Joint Evaluation of Connected Health Technologies (ENJECT)
The term 'Connected Health' is increasingly being used to describe this new technology-enabled model of healthcare delivery, and it encompasses terms such as wireless, digital, electronic, mobile, and tele-health, and refers to a conceptual model for health management, wherein devices, services or interventions are designed around the patient’s needs, and health related data is shared, in such a way that the patient can receive care in the most proactive and efficient manner possible. The dominant element of Connected Health is the acquisition of health-related data from the patient in the appropriate context and using aggregation and communication infrastructures to analyse and distribute it amongst the relevant stakeholders at appropriate times. Data may comprise objective results from standard biomedical tests, subjective reports of symptoms or feelings, or on-going monitoring of health-related behaviours in the home and community using body-worn or ambient sensor networks. Data are subsequently aggregated, stored, shared and analysed to derive actionable information triggering appropriate interventions in a proactive manner. A key feature of Connected Health is the potential to bring the patient into the management of their own care, through timely provision of relevant, health- related information and feedback.
(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)
* content provided by e-COST.
Data is synchronised once per night.