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Sustainable, Holistic, Adaptable, Real-Time, and Precise (SHARP) Approach Towards Developing Health and Wellness Systems

  • Farhaan MirzaEmail author
  • Asfahaan Mirza
  • Claris Yee Seung Chung
  • David Sundaram
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 670)

Abstract

As populations age and chronic diseases become more prevalent, new strategies are required to help people live well. Traditional models of episodic health care will not be sufficient to meet changing health care needs and the reorientation of services towards maintaining function as opposed to treating illness. One strategy to meet these challenges is an increased focus on self-care via use of broader social networks and seamless integration of applications with lifestyle activities, particularly for people with chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory conditions. There has also been a rapid increase in a range of technologies for connecting different components of the health system and delivering services through smartphones and connected devices. Our proposal is to pursue systems development in healthcare in a way that considers a range of aspects known as SHARP: Sustainable, Holistic, Adaptive, Real-time and Precise. This approach will provide solutions that will be useful and effective for managing the long-term well-being of individuals.

Keywords

Sustainable health systems Precision health Disease management Adaptive health systems Self-managed healthcare applications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farhaan Mirza
    • 1
    Email author
  • Asfahaan Mirza
    • 2
  • Claris Yee Seung Chung
    • 2
  • David Sundaram
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information Technology and Software EngineeringAuckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and Operations ManagementUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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