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Improving the management of chronic diseases using web-based technologies: an application in hemophilia care

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4 Author(s)
Teixeira, L. ; Dept. of Econ., Manage. & Ind. Eng., Aveiro Univ., Aveiro, Portugal ; Saavedra, V. ; Ferreira, C. ; Sousa Santos, B.

Modern methods of information and communication that use web technologies provide an opportunity to facilitate closer communication between patients and healthcare providers, allowing a joint management of chronic diseases. This paper describes a web-based technological solution to support the management of inherited bleeding disorders integrating, diffusing and archiving large sets of data relating to the clinical practice of hemophilia care, more specifically the clinical practice at the Hematology Service of Coimbra Hospital Center (a Hemophilia Treatment Center located in Portugal).

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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Aug. 31 2010-Sept. 4 2010