Personalizing Healthcare in Smart Cities

  • Eduardo Pérez-RomanEmail author
  • Michelle Alvarado
  • Meredith Barrett


Patient healthcare personalization provides new opportunities for health care systems in their pursuit of better patient outcomes and commitment to quality and safety. Much like the recent expansion of product customization, healthcare personalization has been expanding lately due to a variety of factors including technological advances that connect data, people, and systems. Much of the existing research has viewed service variability as something negative that must be controlled. However, customer variability in service needs provides an opportunity to deliver more value for patients through personalization of services. This chapter will examine patient healthcare personalization and the design of systems for service customization within smart cities. The chapter discusses patient healthcare personalization and service design, focusing on the concept of patient variability and the use of innovative computer and information science and engineering approaches to support the transformation of health and medicine.


Healthcare personalization Smart health Scheduling systems Patient portals Smart room technology Appointment scheduling Healthcare associated infections (HAI) Touchless disinfection CAUTI Remote healthcare Machine learning Smart medication Smart diagnosis Healthcare regulation Affordable Care Act (ACA) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eduardo Pérez-Roman
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michelle Alvarado
    • 2
  • Meredith Barrett
    • 3
  1. 1.Ingram School of EngineeringTexas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA
  2. 2.Industrial and Systems EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Science and ResearchPropeller HealthMadisonUSA

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