Collective, Collaborative and Personalized Mobile Health Recommender: HealthUp

Boyraz A.

14. Tıp Bilişimi Kongresi , İzmir, Turkey, 16 - 18 March 2023, pp.256-262

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İzmir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.256-262
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The evaluation of democratic societies has led to increased individualism and as a result of this trend; people are expected to take responsibility for the decisions that impact their life. In order to do this, considering di↵erent alternatives and arguments to form their own judgments is critical. With the use of internet, accessing information from di↵erent sources is become very easy and information technology can significantly improve healthcare and wellness management for individuals in the way of being manager of their health. Parallel to this, healthcare is moving towards the notion of personalized preventive health maintenance and away from focusing the cure of diseases. The key concept of the future healthcare is self-monitored and self-managed health. Not only individuals but also community is being responsible from healthcare in the new concept of healthcare that is called “participatory health”. Web and social networks are used for patients to report their experiences, learn about symptoms, and understand treatments and their side e↵ects, and using collected information from others to make decisions about treatments. Not only websites, but also mobile applications are designed to track, monitor and report information on health data. Moreover, patients are encouraged to help each other and learn from one another. The goal of this paper is to introduce a comprehensive mobile tool for patients, doctors and public health workers using collectivity intelligence and crowdsourcing. Eventually, we aim to develop a expert approved recommendation system using “wisdom of patients” for patients and a disease tracking map for public health professionals.