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Serhani, M. Adel., Badidi, E. & Benharref, A. 2012, 'Service oriented centered e-health solution for monitoring and preventing chronic diseases', GSTF International Journal of BioSciences, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 110-115.


The modern and continuously changing lifestyles in almost all parts of the world resulted in an increase in the incidence of chronic diseases (CDs). To reduce risks associated with chronic diseases, health professionals are studying various clinical solutions. As a result of recent advances in sensing technology, wireless communications, and distributed communication, the monitoring of patients' health condition and the elaboration of prevention plans are considered the most promising solutions for the treatment of chronic diseases. In this paper, we propose a novel framework for monitoring chronic diseases and tracking their vital signs. The framework relies on the service orientation concepts and standards to integrate various subsystems. Monitoring of subjects' health condition, using various sensors and wireless devices, aims to proactively detect any risk of chronic diseases. The system will allow generating and customizing preventive plans dynamically according to the subject's health profile and context while considering many impelling parameters. As a proof of concept of our monitoring and tracking schemes, we have considered a case study for which we have collected and analyzed preliminary data.



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