A hybrid wired and wireless network infrastructure to improve the productivity and quality care of critical medical applications

Zhou, Hong and Ali, Hesham and Youn, Jon and Zhang, Zhongwei (2010) A hybrid wired and wireless network infrastructure to improve the productivity and quality care of critical medical applications. In: 2010 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (ICME 2010), 13-15 July 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.

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While medical instruments have benefited a great deal from the technological advances of the couple of decades, many practices and day-to-day activities in medical environments remain virtually unchanged. The process of penetrating IT advancements in the medical profession continues to be a very challenging problem. This is mainly due to concerns about security and reliability of new technologies. In general, sensitive applications, such as in the medical domain, have always resisting to adopting a new technology. However, healthcare can benefit significantly from incorporating various new developments, particularly wireless technologies. In this paper, we propose a secure and robust network infrastructure for critical medical applications and discuss the solutions to a number of problems related how to employ a wireless technology to solve problems in the medical domains.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 06:35
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2018 02:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: health technologies; wireless networks; medical domains; medical instruments; medical profession; network infrastructure; new technologies; quality care; robust network; sensitive application; technological advances; wired and wireless; wireless technologies
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080503 Networking and Communications
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100510 Wireless Communications
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/ICCME.2010.5558842
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18378

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