Popular open access book about person-centred care, health economics and artificial intelligence


The book Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Person-Centered Healthcare was written within the EU project CostCares, which was led by Professor Inger Ekman. The book, which is open access, has at the time of writing been accessed on-line 23,000 times.

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One of the reports emanating from the EU-project CostCares, which was chaired by Professor Inger Ekman, was a monograph entitled Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Person-Centered Healthcare. 

The book presents a dialog among the medical and intelligent system domains for igniting transition toward a sustainable and cost-effective health care, driven by advanced technologies. The Person-Centred Care (PCC) conceptual background of healthcare positions a person in partnerships with health providers, instead of defining a patient as a set of diagnoses and treatment episodes.

The PCC-based conceptual background triggers enhanced application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), as it dissolves the limits of processing traditional medical data records. The ambition of taking care of a person´s health by knowing their life conditions, values, and expectations for nurturing their own health goals adds new dimensions for making PCC operational.

The book is open access. It can be read on-line or downloaded as a PDF, and in May 2023 it had been accessed 23,000 times.



About the book

Dalia Kriksciuniene & Virgilijus Sakalauskas. (Eds). Springer. ISSN 1868-4394 ISSN 1868-4408 (electronic) Intelligent Systems for Sustainable Person-Centered Healthcare.

Reference Library ISBN 978-3-030-79352-4 ISBN 978-3-030-79353-1 (eBook).