Title: Collaborative interactions for medical e-diagnosis

Authors: D. Fuin, E. Garcia, H. Guyennet, J-C. Lapayre

Addresses: Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Universite de Franche-Comte (LIFC), 16, Rte de GRAY – 25030 Besancon Cedex – France. ' Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Universite de Franche-Comte (LIFC), 16, Rte de GRAY – 25030 Besancon Cedex – France. ' Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Universite de Franche-Comte (LIFC), 16, Rte de GRAY – 25030 Besancon Cedex – France. ' Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Universite de Franche-Comte (LIFC), 16, Rte de GRAY – 25030 Besancon Cedex – France

Abstract: The Network and Distributed Systems Group within the University of Franche-Comte|s computer research lab (LIFC) gained solid expertise on medical e-diagnosis in the area of remote collaboration through continued research and findings. TeNeCi (Cooperative Teleneurology) is a European remote diagnosis project applied to neurology developed under the aegis of INTERREGIII. INTERREGIII is a European Community Initiative program aiming at supporting cross-border, transnational and interregional co-operation in both social and economic perspectives. This paper has a dual objective: it first presents the improvements and contributions made to advance the TeNeCi project which is a research and development tool, and then it synthesises our research work in collaborative medical e-diagnosis. The TeNeCi tool originality is to allow practitioners to act as if they were at the same diagnosis table, using a great panel of medical tools (images, software,...). Collaboration and awareness features are used to make TeNeCi more efficient than classical telemedicine software in terms of collaboration level.

Keywords: telediagnosis; synchronous collaboration; asynchronous collaboration; collaboration consistency; sharing consistency; telepointer; medical e-diagnosis; telemedicine; remote collaboration; electronic healthcare; e-health; remote diagnosis; teleneurology; neurology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHPCN.2008.020863

International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, 2008 Vol.5 No.3, pp.189 - 197

Available online: 19 Oct 2008

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