Telecardiology for e-diagnosis and e-learning in rural area of Sabah, Malaysia - A novel approach for cardiac services in rural medicine

Hanif, Muhammad Iftikhar and Har Mohan Harpal Singh, and Mohammad Sigit Arifianto, (2010) Telecardiology for e-diagnosis and e-learning in rural area of Sabah, Malaysia - A novel approach for cardiac services in rural medicine. In: 3rd International Conference on Advances in Human-Oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies and Services (CENTRIC 2010), 22-27 August 2010, Nice, France.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CENTRIC.2010.25

Abstract

Telecardiology is a newer alternative modality for providing effective cardiac care from a variable distances by utilizing information and information and communication technology. The cardiovascular diseases in rural population of Malaysia including Sabah are a leading cause of death. The scarcity of specialists, leads to delayed treatment, irregular follow up and ineffective monitoring. We aim to improve the cardiac care by telecardiology services. These services will be based on hybrid approach consisting of frequent tele consultations along with infrequent real regular follow up visits by physicians to evaluate clinical as well as diagnostic parameters. It will not only help us for early diagnosis, constant monitoring and quick remedial support, but will alsoprove to be cost effective alternative. These objectives were targeted. First, is to reduce the healthcare cost, followed by effective evaluation of tele cardiac tools (tele stethoscope and ECG) at variable distances and database for medical education. This novel approach will not only bridge the gap between rural and main hospitals, but will also provide the sense of security and emotional support amongst the patients. © 2010 IEEE.

Item Type:Conference Paper (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords:E-diagnosis, Rural medicine, Telecardiology, Telemedicine, E-learning, Heart, Medical education, Rural areas, Telemedicine
Subjects:?? LB1025-1050.75 ??
?? RA771-771.7 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Medicine
SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
ID Code:2183
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:10 Mar 2011 17:43
Last Modified:29 Dec 2014 16:11

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