Application of Hermeneutics in Understanding New Emerging Technologies in Health Care: An Example from mHealth Case Study

  • Zaid Sako
  • Sasan Adibi
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)


Information technology innovation continuum is creating new and innovative solutions for different industries. Particularly, the healthcare industry is witnessing a new era of innovation as new emerging technologies such as Mobile Health (mHealth) and wearable and sensor technologies are being introduced to fight and manage diseases at both global and individual level to deliver better health management platforms. These technologies are delivering innovative solutions through mobile devices that facilitate disease management, tracking of movement and location for fitness and exercise and tracking of different biological signs through smart sensors. These innovative solutions are empowering people and patients to be proactive in managing their health as devices act as a getaway for accessing healthcare services through the exchange of data and information. The exchange of data is through secure data transfer mechanisms between patients and healthcare professionals. The data contains valuable information, and it is the primary driver for the treatment of diseases and empowerment of individuals to self-manage their health (Fig. 3.1).


Hermeneutics Research methodologies Qualitative research Interpretative studies Machine learning Data quality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zaid Sako
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sasan Adibi
    • 1
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia
  2. 2.Epworth HealthCareRichmondAustralia

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