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The recent trend in healthcare support systems is the development of patient-centric pervasive environments and adoption of mobile devices and technology in the field of medical monitoring and personal health care systems in general. This is especially a case with certain categories of people with chronicle diseases who need 24 hour access to medical care. The model of the collaborative health care system presented in this paper offers 24 hour monitoring of the condition of patients and the possibility of sending an emergency call for sudden deterioration of his medical condition. In addition, the system enables the patient (system user) to contact other people with similar condition and exchange their experience. This system improves the terms of home care treatment of the patient and also increases the medical capacity of the appropriate institutions. The result is significant reduction of the overall costs for patients and hospitals.
Date of Conference: 20-24 June 2011