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Integrated Information System for The Older People With A Comprehensive Care Delivery Approach | Biomed Grid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.1, No. 6)

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Page : 222-228

Keywords : Older adults; Elderly; Integrated care; Geriatric; Integrated information system; Biomed Grid;

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Introduction: The number of older people is on a quick rise due to increased social welfare, improved health and economic indices, and increased life expectancy. Considering the older adults' dominating social and health conditions, there is a constant need for a wide range of care and social services. The integrated and continuous care for the older adults play a crucial role in better management, improved service delivery quality, optimal use of health resources, and reduced cost. Developing an integrated information system is a proper strategy in realizing continuous and comprehensive care for the older adults. Thus, the present study aims at investigating the integrated information systems of the older adults and its significance in realizing/providing comprehensive care to them. Methods & Materials: In this review study, published studies from 1990 to 2017 were analyzed. In order to search articles, the author evaluated and reviewed valid scientific journals, websites and databases such as PubMed and Google Scholar, and found 243 articles. Having studied the titles and abstracts of the article in terms of relativeness to the research purpose, a precise review of the content of the articles was conducted. Eventually 30 studies were selected based on the specified criteria.

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