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P5 eHealth: An Agenda for the Health Technologies of the Future

Editors: Pravettoni, Gabriella, Triberti, Stefano M. (Eds.)

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  • Provides practical guidelines and examples on how to design, implement, use and evaluate new technologies for healthcare
  • ​Discusses how advanced technologies can be exploited within a patient-centered approach, offering useful guidelines for researchers and practitioners
  • Focuses on the so-called “5 P”: psycho-cognitive aspects of the illness experience
  • Offers an integrated structure of contributions by experts in the fields of chronic care, mental and physical health and innovative technology around the paradigm of P5 medicine
  • Provides specific cancer related eHealth applications and more general information on eHealth infrastructure in cancer management
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This open access volume focuses on the development of a P5 eHealth, or better, a methodological resource for developing the health technologies of the future, based on patients’ personal characteristics and needs as the fundamental guidelines for design. It provides practical guidelines and evidence based examples on how to design, implement, use and elevate new technologies for healthcare to support the management of incurable, chronic conditions.  The volume further discusses the criticalities of eHealth, why it is difficult to employ eHealth from an organizational point of view or why patients do not always accept the technology, and how eHealth interventions can be improved in the future. By dealing with the state-of-the-art in eHealth technologies, this volume is of great interest to researchers in the field of physical and mental healthcare, psychologists, stakeholders and policymakers as well as technology developers working in the healthcare sector. 

About the authors

Professor Gabriella Pravettoni, PhD: She is full professor of Psychology of Decision Making at the University of Milan, Italy, and director of the Psychoncology Division at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, Italy; she is also deputy director of the Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology at the University of Milan, and Responsible for Psychology at the European School of Oncology (ESO). She authored more than 100 scientific publications including books, contribution to edited books and articles on peer-reviewed, high impact scientific journals. She developed the P5 approach to medicine, published on Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology (Gorini, A., & Pravettoni, G. (2011). P5 medicine: a plus for a personalized approach to oncology. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 8(7), 444.) Recently, she co-edited the book Tele-Oncology (Springer, 2015) on the topic of telemedicine solutions supporting care and well-being of patients with cancer.
Stefano Triberti, PhD: he is post-doctoral researcher at University of Milan, Italy. His main research activities regard ergonomics/User Experience of new technologies to promote health and well-being. He authored around 40 scientific publications on this topic and co-edited the book Patient Engagement: a consumer centered model to innovate healthcare (De Gruyter Open, 2015).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • A “P5” Approach to Healthcare and Health Technology

    Pages 3-17

    Pravettoni, Gabriella (et al.)

  • The Development of iManageCancer: The Experience of a Personalised eHealth Platform for Cancer Patients’ Empowerment

    Pages 19-29

    Crico, Chiara (et al.)

  • The Prevention of Chronic Diseases Through eHealth: A Practical Overview

    Pages 33-51

    Monzani, Dario (et al.)

  • An Introduction to Personalized eHealth

    Pages 53-70

    Sebri, Valeria (et al.)

  • Predictive Precision Medicine: Towards the Computational Challenge

    Pages 71-86

    Tuena, Cosimo (et al.)

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Book Title
P5 eHealth: An Agenda for the Health Technologies of the Future
  • Gabriella Pravettoni
  • Stefano M. Triberti
Springer International Publishing
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XI, 189
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11 b/w illustrations