Sensor-Based Platforms for Remote Management of Chronic Diseases in Developing Regions: A Qualitative Approach Examining the Perspectives of Healthcare Professionals
The continuous monitoring of chronic diseases serves as one of the cornerstones in the efforts to improve the quality of life of patients and maintain the healthcare services provided to them. This study aims to provide an in-depth understanding of the perspectives of healthcare professionals on using sensor-based networks (SBN) used for remote and continuous monitoring of patients with chronic illness in Kosovo, a developing country. A qualitative research method was used to interview 26 healthcare professionals. The study results demonstrate the positive attitudes of participants to using SBN, and considers their concerns on the impact of these platforms on the patient’s life, the number of visits in the medical centre, data privacy concerning interactions between patients and their medical personnel and the costs of the platform.
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