Telehealth Technology: Potentials, Challenges and Research Directions for Developing Countries

Raza, Mohsin, Le Minh, Hoa, Aslam, Nauman, Le, Chi Hieu, Tam, Le Nhan and Le, Trung (2017) Telehealth Technology: Potentials, Challenges and Research Directions for Developing Countries. In: 6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6). Springer, pp. 523-528. ISBN 978-981-10-4360-4

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Telehealth has been developed and successfully applied in clinical practices, gained a strong interest and demonstrated its usefulness for medical diagnosis, treatments and rehabilitation worldwide. The advent of high speed communication technology and complex signal processing techniques, and recent advancements in cloud and cognitive computing, has created a new wave of opportunities for delivering remote healthcare applications and services, where the cost-effective diagnosis and treatment solutions as well as healthcare services are important and need to be deployed widely. Nevertheless, there is still a significant challenge in fully adopting this technology due to asymmetry among the healthcare centers, hospitals and the user-ends, especially in developing countries. This paper provides an overview of the telehealth, then to addresses the possible telehealth technologies and applications that could be applied to improve the healthcare service performance, with the focus on the developing countries. The incorporation of different technologies in telehealth including, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and cognitive computing, medical image processing and effective encoding is introduced and discussed. Finally, the possible research directions, challenges for the efficient telehealth, and potential research and technology collaborations are outlined.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Telehealth, Internet of things, Video encoding, Medical technology
Subjects: B800 Medical Technology
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 14:35

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