Health Services through Digital Terrestrial Television

TitleHealth Services through Digital Terrestrial Television
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDragoni, A F.
Book TitleTelehealth Networks for Hospital Services: New Methodologies
Chapter14
EditionVincenzo Gulla, Angelo Rossi Mori, Francesco Gabbrielli and Pietro Lanzafame
Pagination207-227
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN NumberISBN10: 1466629797
ISBNISBN13: 9781466629790
Accession NumberEISBN13: 9781466629806
Abstract

This chapter defines a scenario for providing Health Services through the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), both for patients (monitoring health parameters) and healthy citizens. A number of services will be provided over DTT, not only by means of informative or interactive applications broadcast and installed on the set-top box, but also as transactional services through the secure return channel. However, much effort has to be spent to guarantee the usability of that new TV-based interface, which is quite different from that of a PC-based Web application.

URLhttp://www.igi-global.com/chapter/health-services-through-digital-terrestrial/74651
DOI10.4018/978-1-4666-2979-0.ch014