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Recent Progress in Senor-enhanced Health Information Systems- Slowly but Sustainably
Courtney Schoner
Strayer University
Dr. Lindsey- HSA 520 Class
Journal Article Critique #1

Marschollek, Michael. (2009). The Recent Progress in Sensor-Enhanced Health Information Systems- Slowly but Sustainably. Information for Health & Social Care, 34(4): 225-230.


    Within the recent years there has been an increase in studies on sensor enhanced health information systems (seHIS). Health technology is important to utilize because of the demographic increase in the number of elderly today with the rise is disease. The study showed there were many components that provided relative importance to the study which includes patient-centered care using all available sources of information, data security, the stringent use of data representation and device connectivity standards, and adequate methods for data fusion and diagnostic analysis. (Marschollek, 2009 p. 225)   During the research there was a main focus on disease that affects the ageing community with the aim to show the recent progress of seHIS systems. Research was conducted through Pub/Med Medline as well as through the research of one thousand and four papers in the field of health/medical journals and one journal in biomedical engineering. During the research the author, Michael Marschollek found that there were only a few sources that matched their search on integrating health enabling technologies in health information systems (HIS). In the future there will be a transition from the current institutional centered health information systems to person centered health information systems. This transition will be slow and inevitable in the growing field of seHIS research.

    The use of health enabling and information technologies has increased tremendously and will continue to do so in the future. In healthcare, “The expected economic...


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