A unified multimedia database system to support telemedicine

Chung Chih Lin, Jeng Ren Duann, Chien Tsai Liu, Heng Shuen Chen, Jenn Lung Su, Jyh Horng Chen

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Abstract

A unified approach to managing multimedia medical databases in a telemedicine system is proposed. In order to manage search and display patient information more efficiently we define a patient information package (PIP) as a concise data set of a patient's medical information from each visit. By means of PIP's both patient-oriented and problem-oriented query strategies which are most frequently used in daily clinical practice and medical education can be accommodated. We also provide a unified methodology for accessing various types of patient medical records as well as design two types of user interfaces high-quality data display and web-based interface for different medical service purposes. The PIP-based management of databases has been successfully implemented between the National Taiwan University (NTUH) Taipei and the Chinshan health care center Chinshan Taiwan for teleconsultation telediagnosis and tele-education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-192
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Medical database
  • Telemedicine
  • World wide web (www)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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    Lin, C. C., Duann, J. R., Liu, C. T., Chen, H. S., Su, J. L., & Chen, J. H. (1998). A unified multimedia database system to support telemedicine. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 2(3), 183-192.