Data model design for eHealth services: two cases of dynamic modelling data sharing in chronic care

LWL Simonse, Yee Jek Khaw , S. Lin

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    With a growing population of people with a chronic healthcare condition, new policies including those of the WHO (2018), stress the importance of eHealth. So far, these services with advanced medical informatics technology offer increased possibilities of collecting and recording data such on for instance body measurements, treatment - and lifestyle activities. However, the sharing of this data between patients and healthcare professionals is relatively unexplored
    In this paper we interrogate meanings and assumptions relating to ‘Design’ and ‘Technology’ with a particular focus on the provocative term
    ‘Design for Value’. We investigate the value of data-sharing in eHealth services for persons with a chronic condition. Our aim is to explore and model the data sharing in order to contribute to new experiences of value in technology enabled care services. The guiding research question: How to frame, shape and
    model personal data sharing with health professionals? The research method builds on strategic design methodologies for co-designing care models
    for eHealth services. For this research we have crafted a data model design toolkit with enhanced visualizations of data exchange. The results presented in this paper include the data model designs for a
    case of chronic eHealth services: A. Diabetes portal. We conclude with a discussion on the modelling of data-sharing, its theoretical implications for
    the design for value and its further avenues for future research to deepen our understanding of data modelling and what designers and healthcare organizations can do.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th European International Conference on Design4Health
    Subtitle of host publication5th European Conference on Design4Health
    EditorsKirsty Christer, Claire Craig, Dan Wolstenholme
    Place of PublicationSheffield
    PublisherSheffield Hallam University
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-84387-421-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    EventDesign4Health - Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Duration: 4 Sept 20186 Sept 2018


    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • care model design


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