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Patient's data browsing in wireless LAN in TELEMEDIK

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3 Author(s)
Kundu, S. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Indian Inst. of Technol., Kharagpur, India ; Mukherjee, J. ; Majumdar, A.K.

Recent advancement in wireless technology and the emergence of powerful handheld devices have greatly extended the traditional communication technology in the healthcare environment. Healthcare environments are, by nature, mobile, where doctors and nurses do not have a fixed work space and have to move from one place to another. Regular and exceptional events are generated in the daily hospital routine, such as normal checkup of patients and attending emergency cases. For better and time effective management of such a situation, medical personnel always need to keep in touch with the patient's medical information. We have developed a system that has the potential to support mobile diagnosis and treatment within a hospital. The system allows doctors to get a patient's information on a handheld device using WLAN. The physical transmission of patient information to the mobile device is also supported to get them outside the range of WLAN connection. The system has been tested and experimented in laboratory conditions.

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Personal Wireless Communications, 2005. ICPWC 2005. 2005 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

23-25 Jan. 2005