• 1 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
  • 1.1 Mobile Virtual Communities
  • 1.2 The healthcare system in Germany
  • 1.3 Oncology patients’ information and interaction demands
  • 2 CHALLENGES FOR VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE COMMUNITITIES
  • 2.1 Scenario: A day in Christina M.’s life in a virtual healthcare community
  • 2.2 Service Models for virtual Healthcare Communities
  • 3 RESEARCH DESIGN
  • 4 PRELIMINARY RESULTS
  • 4.1 Field Studies
  • 4.2 First steps of system design
  • 5 SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK
  • 6 REFERENCES