EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems 17(16): e2

Research Article

A telemedicine support for improving medical emergency management

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.19-12-2017.153482,
        author={Massimo Canonico and Stefania Montani and Manuel Striani},
        title={A telemedicine support for improving medical emergency management},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Ambient Systems},
        volume={17},
        number={16},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={AMSYS},
        year={2017},
        month={12},
        keywords={Mobile App; Mobile Cloud Computing; Data Recording; Data Transmission; Emergency Patient Management.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-12-2017.153482}
    }
    
  • Massimo Canonico
    Stefania Montani
    Manuel Striani
    Year: 2017
    A telemedicine support for improving medical emergency management
    AMSYS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-12-2017.153482
Massimo Canonico1, Stefania Montani1,*, Manuel Striani2
  • 1: DISIT, Computer Science Institute, University of Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy
  • 2: Computer Science Department, University of Torino, Italy
*Contact email: stefania.montani@uniupo.it

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a telemedicine architecture for supporting emergency patient stabilization and patient transportation to a fully equipped health care center. In particular, we focus on the description of a set of mobile apps, designed for supporting data recording and transmission during patient transportation by ambulance. Some of the apps are interfaced to the monitoring devices in the ambulance, and automatically send all the recorded data to a server at the destination center. One additional app enables the travelling personnel to input and transmit further significant patient data, or comments. At the destination center, the specialist physician is allowed to inspect the data as soon as they are received, possibly providing immediate advice. The exploitation of the apps also allows to maintain the transportation data over time, for medico-legal purposes, or to perform a-posteriori analyses. Some first evaluation results are discussed in the paper.