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Hypertension is a serious disease, which can affect the life of persons. However, access to medical care is sometimes very difficult for people living in rural and underserved areas. They have to trek long distances for a medical diagnosis. We propose a medical network based on state-of-the-art medical kiosk that addresses the problems of providing preventive and diagnostic health care. The patients can directly enter and can be screened for hypertensive with all the necessary tests that are intelligent. The intelligent real-time hypertensive diagnosis expert system runs on a Tele health server and is connected to the kiosk through the internet. Based on the symptoms, tests taken and previous history of the patient, a prescription is generated by the expert system that 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 sent to the patient at the kiosk end as a printout. This paper presents the structure of a Web-based telehealth system employing expert system rules to detect for a fully automatic hypertension screening system.
Date of Conference: 23-25 May 2008