Challenges and opportunities of using recommender systems for personalized health education

Luis Fernandez-Luque, Randi Karlsen, Lars K. Vognild

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Abstract

The use of computers in health education started more than a decade ago, mainly for tailoring health educational resources. Nowadays, many of the computer-tailoring health education systems are using the Internet for delivering different types of health education. Traditionally, these systems are designed for a specific health problem, with a predefined library of educational resources. These systems do not take advantage of the increasing amount of educational resources available on the Internet. One of the reasons is that the high availability of content is making it more difficult to find the relevant one. The problem of information overload has been addressed for many years in the field of recommender systems. This paper is focused on the challenges and opportunities of merging recommender systems with personalized health education. It also discusses the usage of social networks and semantic technologies within this approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Informatics in a United and Healthy Europe - Proceedings of MIE 2009
Subtitle of host publicationThe 22nd International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages903-907
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781607500445
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Event22nd International Conference on Medical Informatics Europe, MIE 2009 - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 30 Aug 20092 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume150
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other22nd International Conference on Medical Informatics Europe, MIE 2009
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
CitySarajevo
Period30/8/092/9/09

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Keywords

  • Health education
  • Personalization
  • Recommender systems
  • Tailored health education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Fernandez-Luque, L., Karlsen, R., & Vognild, L. K. (2009). Challenges and opportunities of using recommender systems for personalized health education. In Medical Informatics in a United and Healthy Europe - Proceedings of MIE 2009: The 22nd International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (pp. 903-907). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 150). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-044-5-903