An Interoperable and Standard-Based End-to-End Remote Patient Monitoring System

An Interoperable and Standard-Based End-to-End Remote Patient Monitoring System

Danilo Freire de Souza Santos (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil), André Felipe A. Rodrigues (Signove Tecnologia S/A, Brazil), Marcos Fábio Pereira (Signove Tecnologia S/A, Brazil), Hyggo O. Almeida (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil) and Angelo Perkusich (Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9978-6.ch022
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Background

Connected health systems make possible to collect Personal Health Information (PHI) from Personal Health Devices (PHD) and automatically export it to services in the cloud. In this scenario, some challenges are created when deploying a connected health infrastructure. Most of PHD manufacturers define and implement their own communication protocols, therefore, creating vertical solutions where their devices only communicate with their services.

Some work has been done defining mobile and connected healthcare systems. The work of Martínez (2008) proposed a u-health monitoring system based on standards. Other research works, such as Lasierra (2012), and Saranummi (2008), also proposes systems, challenges and solutions for mobile healthcare systems. Although based on standards, these works do not define reference architecture with open interfaces capable to seamlessly integrate PHDs, mobile and consumer electronic devices, considering scalability, flexibility and heterogeneity of devices and technologies.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Cloud Computing: Internet-based computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow sharing of data-processing tasks, centralized data storage, and online access to computer services or resources.

Health Informatics: Also called Health Information Systems, Health Care Informatics, Healthcare Informatics, Medical Informatics, Nursing Informatics, Clinical Informatics, or Biomedical Informatics, is a discipline at the intersection of information science, computer science, social science, behavioral science and health care.

E-Health (also written eHealth): The healthcare practice supported by electronic processes and communication.

Personal Health Record: A health record where health data and information related to the care of a patient is maintained by the patient.

Personal Health Device: A health device that is maintained by the patient.

Home Care: Also referred to as Domiciliary Care, Social Care, or In-Home Care, is supportive care provided in the home.

Connected Health: A new way for delivery of healthcare services using mobile and Internet technologies.

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