Title: Mobile multimedia medical system: design and implementation

Authors: Hsu-Yang Kung, Chi-Yu Hsu, Mei-Hsien Lin, Chia-Ni Liu

Addresses: Department of Management Information Systems, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, No. 1 Hsueh Fu Rd., Nei Pu Hsiang, Pingtung, 91207, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information Systems, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, No. 1 Hsueh Fu Rd., Nei Pu Hsiang, Pingtung, 91207, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information Systems, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, No. 1 Hsueh Fu Rd., Nei Pu Hsiang, Pingtung, 91207, Taiwan. ' Department of Management Information Systems, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, No. 1 Hsueh Fu Rd., Nei Pu Hsiang, Pingtung, 91207, Taiwan

Abstract: This study designs a Mobile Multimedia Medical (M³) system based on the foundation of the internet technology and a real hospital infrastructure. The M³ system provides patients with diversified means for receiving medical treatment using the internet, wireless communication and multimedia technology. The aim of the system is to improve the traditional medical care system and to manage the best treatment timing, achieving resource sharing and promoting the overall medical service quality. This study describes in detail the system design principles and implementation considerations for mobile telemedicine systems. The system effectiveness and limitations for practical system deployment and usage are described based on the technical and managerial analysis.

Keywords: pervasive telemedicine systems; wireless communications; mobile communications; multimedia; handheld devices; medical information systems; electronic healthcare; e-healthcare; patient treatment; internet; service quality; resource sharing; online hospital; web-based treatment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2006.009262

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2006 Vol.4 No.5, pp.595 - 620

Available online: 14 Mar 2006 *

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