A Novel Mobile Healthcare System in China

With the increasing use of mobile phones and the worldwide deployment of mobile and wireless networks, the integrated solution with the above elements can potentially support many emerging healthcare applications. These advances make the healthcare assessable to anyone, at anytime and anywhere. In this paper, we present one such kind of family-based mobile healthcare monitoring system, which significantly improves the reach and quality of regional and community healthcare services. It utilizes the mobile technology and biomedical sensors, processes the complex raw data and eases its integration with existing electronic medical records/electronic health records (EHR/EMR), and clinical decision supporting system. The proposed solution has been piloted and deployed at the Peking University People’s Hospital (PKUPH) for diabetes patients, via building an evidence-based clinical care solution focusing on chronic disease management in China. We envision that our approach has wide applicability and potential market not only in China, but also in other parts of the developing world, to ultimately provide pervasive and continuous care for community patients.

By: Qi Yu; Chi Harold Liu; Jia Jia Wen

Published in: RC25094 in 2011


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