Healthcare information system: A facilitator of primary care for underprivileged elderly via mobile clinic

Kup Sze Choi, Rebecca K.P. Wai, Esther Y.T. Kwok

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Ageing is a global challenge. As health conditions gradually deteriorate, elders are prone to suffering from multiple chronic diseases. The impact of ageing on the heath system is therefore unprecedented. Primary and preventive care is important to ensure older adults to receive immediate healthcare so that their health problems can be handled and alleviated in a timely manner, thus reducing the risk of development into serious illnesses. However, degradation of mobility in elderly becomes a hurdle to the access of healthcare services. In the paper, we present an outreach community healthcare model via a mobile clinic, which provides health assessment, interventions and health education to community-dwelling elderly. A key highlight of the mobile healthcare model is the adoption of healthcare information system (HIS) to streamline the operations and to enable smooth service delivery even with tight human resource. The role of information technology, the resulting benefits and outcomes are discussed in the paper. The HIS-leveraged mobile healthcare model is highly praised by the community and serves as an exemplar for establishing mobile clinics for various healthcare services.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Health - International Conference, ICSH 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2013
Event2013 International Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 3 Aug 20134 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8040 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2013 International Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2013


  • ageing
  • elderly
  • Healthcare information system
  • mobile clinic
  • preventive care
  • primary care
  • telehealth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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