Title: The new telemedicine paradigm: fully automated real time web-centric expert system to support diabetes diagnosis

Authors: P.M. Beulah Devamalar, V. Thulasi Bai, S.K. Srivatsa

Addresses: Bhararh University, Chennai-600 073, India and Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai 600 044, India. ' Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Sri Sai Ram Engineering College, Chennai 600 044, India. ' St. Joseph's College of Engineering, Chennai-600119, India

Abstract: We propose a medical network based on a state-of-the-art medical kiosk that addresses the problems of providing preventive and diagnostic healthcare. This paper presents a web-centric diabetic expert system kiosk that is similar to a bank ATM. The patients can directly enter and can be screened for diabetes, with all the necessary tests that are fully automated. The tele diabetic expert system runs on a telehealth server and is connected to the kiosk through the world wide web. Based on the symptoms, tests taken and previous history of the patient, a prescription is generated by the expert system, which is also sent to a hospital where the doctor is online. Any changes required can be made by the physician in the diagnosis and prescription generated by the expert system and it is sent to the patient at the kiosk end as a printout. The whole system has been implemented and tested.

Keywords: diabetes diagnosis; diabetic expert systems; diagnostic healthcare; medical kiosks; telehealthcare servers; web-centric healthcare; telemedicine; internet; healthcare technology; diabetes screening; e-prescriptions; online prescriptions; electronic prescriptions; e-health; electronic healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2008.020203

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2008 Vol.9 No.5/6, pp.526 - 539

Published online: 08 Sep 2008 *

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