05541568 - Systems of systems applications for telemedicine...

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Systems of systems applications for telemedicine Viorel Petcu Research and Technology Department UTI Systems SA Soseaua Oltenitei 107-111,041303,Bucharest,Romania viorel. [email protected] Abstract- This paper presents the results achieved on the distributed telemedicine systems by the Research and Integration Centre - UTI Group (UTI), in partnership with the Faculty of Automatics and Computer Science from the "Politehnica" University of Bucharest (UPB), Romania. The partnership aim is to develop solutions to improve the access, efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of clinical and business processes utilized by health care 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. Keywords: telemedicine, distributed systems, emergent behavior, efficiency. I. INTRODUCTION Due to the extension of the life span expectation and due to the lower births rates, the phenomena of population ageing become more and more effective with large implications into the cost of the healthcare and social assistance services costs, which have been increasing during the last decades. This trend will eventually lead to an increasing number of lonely elderly or chronic diseases people. At the same time, the hospital healthcare of those persons is likely to become fmancially not feasible. Thus, improving the quality of life for disabled and the increasing fraction of elderly people is becoming a more and more essential task for today's societies. This especially becomes important as Europe and industrialized countries worldwide are confronted with this demographic shift. According to [1], at the end of the 19th century,life expectancy for males and females in Europe was 45.7 and 49.6 years, respectively while by the year 2000, this has increase a result, the EU population that is becoming increasingly older. This is even more a problem because looking at long-term projections, the process of ageing is set to increase within industrialized countries at an even faster pace. Based on the technology developments, the healthcare community is looking for new methods to meet these challenges and is seeking approaches where: Holistic approach: Patients are viewed in their totality, including their health status, as well as social network and their individual capabilities and preferences. Adrian Petrescu Computer Science Department Faculty of Automatics, Politehnica University Splaiul Independentei 313,Bucharest, Romania [email protected] Partnership: Patients and clinicians work together to achieve the best outcomes.
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