Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Smart and Pervasive Healthcare

Urvashi Sharma

King's College London

Dr. Sharma obtained her Ph.D. from Brunel University London, U.K. Her work has contributed to understanding the role of a user and the context in relation to the successful application of e-health modalities in primary care settings in the U.K.


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With citizen health becoming the focus of many healthcare providers across the globe, the role that smart and pervasive healthcare plays in treatment, monitoring and facilitating care delivery is further enhanced. Government agencies and healthcare providers are seeking effective and efficient ways of dealing with chronic health conditions, influencing health related human behaviour and managing mental health. The last decade has witnessed mushroomed growth in design, manufacturing and use of of wearable and smart sensor based healthcare technology.

Despite the growth, the knowledge base in this field is wide spread. Contextual differences including country specific healthcare delivery models, policy, healthcare and business strategy, and different levels of patient and public involvement in service design and product design add to this spread.

The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive view on how individual research groups, educational and health institutions and government agencies have implemented programmes using smart and pervasive healthcare technology.

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Urvashi Sharma

King's College London

Dr Urvashi Sharma started her research career as a biomedical engineer exploring barriers and facilitators to remote patient monitoring and use of electronic health records. Her work has contributed to understanding the role of a user and the context in relation to successful application of e-health modalities in primary care settings in the U.K. Through her work, she also explored whether employing randomised controlled trials to ascertain the effectiveness of technological interventions is viable. She is a proponent of patient and public engagement and involvement in healthcare decision making, and application of appropriate research methodologies that enable exploration of lived experiences and provide deeper insights on what really matters to the users/patients when it comes to their health.

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