Ict-based comprehensive health and social-needs assessment system for supporting person-centered community care

Myonghwa Park, Eun Jeong Choi, Miri Jeong, Nayoung Lee, Minjung Kwak, Mihyun Lee, Eun Chung Lim, Haesung Nam, Dongil Kim, Hanwool Ku, Bong Seok Yang, Junsik Na, Joong Shik Jang, Ji Young Kim, Wonpyo Lee

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Objectives: This study developed an information and communication technology (ICT)-based comprehensive health and social-needs assessment (CHSNA) system based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) with the aim of enhancing person-centered community care for community residents and supporting healthcare professionals and social workers who provide healthcare and social services in the community. Methods: Items related to a CHSNA tool were developed and mapped with ICF codes. Experts validated the CHSNA system design and process using the Delphi method, and a pilot test of the initial version of the system was conducted. Results: The following three steps of CHSNA were embedded in the system, which had a user-friendly screen and images: basic health assessment, life and activity assessment, and in-depth health assessment. The assessment results for the community residents were presented with visualized health profiles, including images, graphs, and an ICF model. Conclusions: The developed CHSNA system can be used by healthcare professionals, social workers, and community residents to evaluate the reasoning underlying health and social needs, to facilitate the identification of more appropriate healthcare plans, and to guide community residents to receive the best healthcare services. A CHSNA system can improve the implementation of standardized terminology utilizing the ICF and the accuracy of needs assessments of community residents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-343
Number of pages6
JournalHealthcare Informatics Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Community Business Development Program through the Korea Institute for Advanced of Technology (KIAT) funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (No. P0004335).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019, Korean Society of Medical Informatics. All rights reserved.


  • Community Health Services
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Information Technology
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patient-Centered Care


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