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vMon-mobile (R) provides wireless connection to the electronic patient record
Author(s): Pedro P.M. Oliveira Jr.; Marina Rebelo; Paulo Eduardo Pilon; Marco Antonio Gutierrez; Umberto Tachinardi
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Paper Abstract

This work presents the development of a set of tools to help doctors to continuously monitor critical patients. Real-time monitoring signals are displayed via a Web Based Electronic Patient Record (Web-EPR) developed at the Heart Institute. Any computer on the Hospital's Intranet can access the Web-EPR that will open a browser plug-in called vMon. Recently vMon was adapted to wireless mobile devices providing the same real-time visualization of vital signals of its desktop counterpart. The monitoring network communicates with the hospital network through a gateway using HL7 messages and has the ability to export waveforms in real time using the multicast protocol through an API library. A dedicated ActiveX component was built that establishes the streaming of the biomedical signals under monitoring and displays them on an Internet Explorer 5.x browser. The mobile version - called vMon-mobile - will parse the browser window and deliver it to a PDA device connected to a local area network. The result is a virtual monitor presenting real-time data on a mobile device. All parameters and signals acquired from the moment the patient is connected to the monitors are stored for a few days. The most clinically relevant information is added to patient's EPR.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4685, Medical Imaging 2002: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation, (16 May 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.467038
Show Author Affiliations
Pedro P.M. Oliveira Jr., Univ. of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil)
Marina Rebelo, Univ. of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil)
Paulo Eduardo Pilon, Univ. of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil)
Marco Antonio Gutierrez, Univ. of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil)
Umberto Tachinardi, Univ. of Sao Paulo Medical School (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4685:
Medical Imaging 2002: PACS and Integrated Medical Information Systems: Design and Evaluation
Eliot L. Siegel; H. K. Huang, Editor(s)

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