Telematic Requirements for a Mobile and Wireless Healthcare System derived from Enterprise Models

I.A. Widya, Aart van Halteren, Valerie M. Jones, Richard G.A. Bults, D. Konstantas, P.A.M. Vierhout, J. Peuscher

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    A challenge of current innovation in healthcare processes is to improve the time to treatment. This paper addresses the benefits of telematic services and mobile & wireless devices such as vital sign sensors and head mounted cameras for healthcare processes. It explores the telematic requirements for a distributed healthcare environment of Body Area Networks of the mobile devices which are connected by wireless (public) networks (e.g. GPRS and UMTS) to healthcare centres. Our main contribution is the development of Enterprise models, which are expressed in terms of the Unified Modelling Language, for the purpose of identification and justification of the telematic system requirements. The developed Enterprise models separate organizational modelling concerns such as the separation of medical roles from the agents acting in these roles. This separation enables roles to be dispatched virtually to a point of care without transporting along with all the agents, but it requires support of a telematic system to bridge the distance gap. We validate the proposed models against a trauma team scenario and consequently obtain the telematic system requirements which enable improved time to treatment for emergency services.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication7th International Conference on Telecommunications ConTEL
    EditorsD. Jevtic, M. Mikuc
    Place of PublicationZagreb
    PublisherFaculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)953-184-052-0
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003
    Event7th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2003: 7th International Conference on Telecommunications ConTEL - Zagreb, Croatia
    Duration: 11 Jun 200313 Jun 2003

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    Conference7th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2003
    Other11-13 June 2003


    • METIS-212294
    • EWI-7145
    • IR-45443

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