Secure Wireless Military Healthcare Telemedicine Enterprise System
Annual rept. 1 Sep 2005-30 Nov 2006
VITEL NET MCLEAN VA
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The emerging nature of telemedicine is an environment in which health care providers seek to share a vast array of medical information which is captured, disseminated, and displayed in a variety of modalities ranging from email to high resolution imagery and real time video teleconferencing. In theory clinicians should be able to select and use the information modalities and electronic medical record systems they prefer, with the technical systems integration issues of information discourse among disparate sources being transparent. The primary objective is to develop a first responder device for collection of ECG and wound data, transmitting that data wirelessly to a central medical collection point where the data is interpreted and used to remotely direct the treatment of the patient prior to and during medical evacuation. Data once received at the central location must be merged with the patients record stored in the Hospital Information System HIS. The merging process will require the development of an interface engine that will allow the collected data to be transferred to the patients record within the HIS. A commercial-off-the-shelf COTS telemedicine integration tool will be used for the rapid configuration and dynamic integration of medical data collection instruments and medical information systems.
- Information Science
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies