Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI

Universal Access in Health Telematics

A Design Code of Practice

Editors: Stephanidis, Constantine (Ed.)

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The Information Society is bringing about radical changes in the way people work and interact with each other and with information. In contrast to previous information processing paradigms, where the vast majority of computer-mediated tasks were business-oriented and executed by office workers using the personal computer in its various forms (i. e. , initially alphanumeric terminals and later on graphical user interfaces), the Information Society signifies a growth not only in the range and scope of the tasks, but also in the way in which they are carried out and experienced. To address the resulting dimensions of diversity, the notion of universal access is critically important. Universal access implies the accessibility and usability of Information Society technologies by anyone, anywhere, anytime. Universal access aims to enable equitable access and active participation of potentially all citizens in existing and emerging computer-mediated human activities by developing universally accessible and usable products and services, which are capable of accommodating individual user requirements in different contexts of use and independently of location, target machine, or run-time environment. In the context of the emerging Information Society, universal access becomes predominantly an issue of design, pointing to the compelling need for devising systematic and cost-effective approaches to designing systems that accommodate the requirements of the widest possible range of end-users. Recent developments have emphasized the need to consolidate progress by means of establishing a common vocabulary and a code of design practice, which addresses the specific challenges posed by universal access.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Chapter 1 Universal Access

    Stephanidis, Constantine

    Pages 3-8

  • Chapter 2 Trends in Health Telematics: Electronic Health Records in an Intelligent and Communicating Environment

    Moor, Georges

    Pages 9-16

  • Chapter 3 Towards a Universal Access Code of Practice in Health Telematics

    Akoumianakis, Demosthenes (et al.)

    Pages 17-35

  • Chapter 4 The HYGEIAnet Reference Scenario

    Akoumianakis, Demosthenes (et al.)

    Pages 39-45

  • Chapter 5 The SPERIGEST Integrated System

    Emiliani, Pier Luigi (et al.)

    Pages 46-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Universal Access in Health Telematics
Book Subtitle
A Design Code of Practice
Editors
  • Constantine Stephanidis
Series Title
Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI
Series Volume
3041
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-31739-5
DOI
10.1007/b136257
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-26167-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 317
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