An IoMT-based geriatric care management system for achieving smart health in nursing homes

Valerie Tang, K. L. Choy, G. T.S. Ho, H. Y. Lam, Y. P. Tsang

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to develop an Internet of medical things (IoMT)-based geriatric care management system (I-GCMS), integrating IoMT and case-based reasoning (CBR) in order to deal with the global concerns of the increasing demand for elderly care service in nursing homes. Design/methodology/approach: The I-GCMS is developed under the IoMT environment to collect real-time biometric data for total health monitoring. When the health of an elderly deteriorates, the CBR is used to revise and generate the customized care plan, and hence support and improve the geriatric care management (GCM) service in nursing homes. Findings: A case study is conducted in a nursing home in Taiwan to evaluate the performance of the I-GCMS. Under the IoMT environment, the time saving in executing total health monitoring helps improve the daily operation effectiveness and efficiency. In addition, the proposed system helps leverage a proactive approach in modifying the content of a care plan in response to the change of health status of elderly. Originality/value: Considering the needs for demanding and accurate healthcare services, this is the first time that IoMT and CBR technologies have been integrated in the field of GCM. This paper illustrates how to seamlessly connect various sensors to capture real-time biometric data to the I-GCMS platform for responsively supporting decision making in the care plan modification processes. With the aid of I-GCMS, the efficiency in executing the daily routine processes and the quality of healthcare services can be improved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1819-1840
Number of pages22
JournalIndustrial Management and Data Systems
Volume119
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sep 2019

Keywords

  • Case-based reasoning
  • Geriatric care management
  • Internet of medical things
  • Nursing home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Industrial relations
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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