Health Care IT


Home care services increasingly gain importance due to demographic implications: insights on recent developments inGermany hereby relevant to industrialized countries like the USA are given. Portable application systems have only beenestablished sporadically in German care environments unlike the comparable domain of technical field service. This paper willidentify possible mobile usage scenarios by matching healthcare requirements to state-of-the-art concepts, such as productservicesystems. Open potentials concerning the support of actual care processes can be concluded thereby. An integratedmobile application system can minimize knowledge deficits and enhance the quality of home care. The results are of potentialrelevance not only to patients and caregivers but also to different providers of healthcare or IT solutions.