Comprehensive telemedicine system for online monitoring of patients treated with high doses of radionuclide therapy

Journal of Health & Medical Informatics

ISSN: 2157-7420

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Comprehensive telemedicine system for online monitoring of patients treated with high doses of radionuclide therapy

2nd International Conference on Health Informatics and Technology

July 27-29, 2015 Valencia, Spain

Milovan Matovic

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Health Med Informat

Abstract :

Following radionuclide therapy, patients usually must remain hospitalized in special restricted access premises until radiation in their body drops below a certain level. During hospitalization, some of these patients can experience some complications or adverse reactions. It is of vital importance that doctor and nurse have audio-visual contact with patients, follow-up their vital functions and follow-up decline of radiation in their body during hospitalization. On the other hand, despite strict instructions given to them by physician and nurse before administration of radionuclide therapy, the patients often try to leave ‚??restricted area‚?Ě. In this case we need alarming system in order to achieve prompt alarming of the personnel when such case occurs, and be able to provide adequate measures. Telemedicine approach could be very useful as solution for all these challenges. We have developed comprehensive telemedicine system which covers four important fields: continuous on-line remote monitoring of patients‚?? vital functions registered with bed side monitor; video surveillance of area which use patients during hospitalization; continuous on-line monitoring of rest radioactivity in patients body and alarming system dedicated for case when patient attempt to leave the special restricted access premises. Our system consists of own developed hardware/software solutions for data acquisition and processing and established using Internet connection and services. We used our system for more than 500 patients who received radionuclide therapy. From our experience gained over the past 4 years, this telemonitoring system dedicated for patients receiving radionuclide therapy ensures a high level of safety for the patient and medical staff.

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