TELMES
E-HEALTH AND BIOENGINEERING

  EHB 2007 - WORKSHOP
  EHB 2007 First edition - IAŞI, NOVEMBER 16-17th, 2007

MULTIMEDIA PLATFORM FOR COMPLEX MEDICAL TELESERVICES IMPLEMENTATION

    The TELMES project is following to develop of a secure multimedia system dedicated to implement of the tele-services for the medical consultation.The project will be ended with a pilot model for a regional telecenters network, to which some local telecenters will be connected, and having as support a multimedia platform which should allow to implement some complex medical tele-services, in order to enhance the opportunities for medical care targetted to a large category of patients, especially for those that are in the responsibility of General Practitionners and for those in remote or rural areas. The trials on the pilot model will lead to get the necessary experience for issuing a guide based on which the regional telecenters network and the tele-services will be extended.

    The main result will be a scalable multimedia network, based on the new Information and Communication technologies that are available in Romania, and consisting from two regional tele-centers networked, located at Pitesti (for the Arges county) and Iasi (for the Iasi county), enabling to implement some applications from the complex medical tele-services category. A regional telecenter will enable to connect, within that county, the regional Hospital, the Diagnostic and Treatement Center and, also, the local network (local tele-center) of GPs and patients. This tele-services network will be managed by a Management Center-located in Bucharest. The developped system will include a capability for transmision and acquisition of medical records and for remotelly updating of the medical regional database that will be developped within the project.

    Therefore, the regional telecenter will be a support for the developping of a regional medical database, that should serve for a complex range of teleservices such as teleradiology, telepathology, teleconsulting, telediagnosis, telemonitoring and it also should be a center for continuous training tasks, by telelearning services or services for the patients' informing/educating.

    In order to protect the confidentiality of the patient information and the security of the multimedia communications, the proposed system will include a security architecture based on mechanisms for data encryption, authentication and the acces control.

    To develop of the TELMES platform, it is recommended the using of a mixed infrastructure fixed-mobile-Internet, by applying the modern broadband access technologies on fixed or mobile access.