Telemedicine Distributed Systems. a System-of-systems Approach

Abstract

Into the modern society, the demographic changes, including population ageing, are changing disease patterns and putting pressure on the sustainability of the health systems. Pandemics, major physical and biological incidents and bioterrorism pose potential major threats to health while the climate change is causing new communicable disease patterns. All those issues, correlated with the rapid development of new technologies which are revolutionizing the way we promote health and predict, prevent and treat illness, have triggered a major development of the telemedicine. This paper presents the developments on the telemedicine technology undertaken by UTI Group in partnership with the Faculty of Automatics and Computer Science from the “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania. The partnership aim is to develop solutions to improve the access, efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of clinical and business processes utilized by healthcare and social care organizations, practitioners, patients, and consumers in an effort to improve the health status of patients. This paper is focused on the distributed system architecture, telemedicine system of system (SoS) emergent behavior and describes the main aspects of the distributed telemedicine systems efficiency evaluation.

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@inproceedings{Petcu2010TelemedicineDS, title={Telemedicine Distributed Systems. a System-of-systems Approach}, author={Viorel Petcu and Adrian Petrescu}, year={2010} }