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Designing Smooth Communication Environment for Telemedicine for General Practitioner

  • Tomohiro Kuroda
  • Kenta Hori
  • Masahiko Ando
  • Takashi Kawamura
  • Tadamasa Takemura
  • Hiroyuki Yoshihara
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7258)

Abstract

Today’s rapid advancement of the information and communication technologies enables us to perform telemedicine over the information networks. However, the realtime telemedicine is still not widely performed as a routine clinical activity. The authors developed a prototype multimedia communication system to support the realtime telemedicine and evaluated communication and technical barriers through protocol analysis. The results tell that ill synchronization and lack of non-verbal information may harm diagnostic process although the prototype enables general practitioners to diagnose a new patient from a remote site.

Keywords

Telemedicine General practitioner Realtime multimedia communication Protocol analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomohiro Kuroda
    • 1
  • Kenta Hori
    • 2
  • Masahiko Ando
    • 3
  • Takashi Kawamura
    • 3
  • Tadamasa Takemura
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Yoshihara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical InformaticsKyoto University HospitalSakyo-kuJapan
  2. 2.School of Radiological TechnologyGunma Prefectural College of Health SciencesMaebashiJapan
  3. 3.Kyoto University Health ServiceSakyo-kuJapan

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