Supporting asynchronous telemedicine : electronic mail vs. the world wide web vs. replicated databases

Pira, Rahim S. (1998) Supporting asynchronous telemedicine : electronic mail vs. the world wide web vs. replicated databases. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Telemedicine has been presented as the "holy grail" for rural and remote regions yet many commercially available applications ignore the limitations faced by clinicians in these areas, in terms of the information carrying capacity of the communication mediums available, or have not considered the user model of the consultation process. This research investigates the development of a robust, efficient, low-data rate teleconsultation application that provides the "best fit" with users' models of the consultation process appropriate for rural and remote regions. The results indicate that teleconsultation applications should adopt an asynchronous operational model where the patient medical data closely resembles the traditional paper-based medical record.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9305
Item ID: 9305
Additional Information: Bibliography: pages 130-134.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Telecommunication in medicine; Electronic mail systems; World Wide Web; Medical consultation

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