Sensors 2010, 10(4), 3243-3260; doi:10.3390/s100403243

Wireless Health Data Exchange for Home Healthcare Monitoring Systems

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Received: 28 January 2010; in revised form: 4 March 2010 / Accepted: 15 March 2010 / Published: 1 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Transducers)
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Abstract: Ubiquitous home healthcare systems have been playing an increasingly significant role in the treatment and management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, but progress has been hampered by the lack of standardization in the exchange of medical health care information. In an effort to establish standardization, this paper proposes a home healthcare monitoring system data exchange scheme between the HL7 standard and the IEEE1451 standard. IEEE1451 is a standard for special sensor networks, such as industrial control and smart homes, and defines a suite of interfaces that communicate among heterogeneous networks. HL7 is the standard for medical information exchange among medical organizations and medical personnel. While it provides a flexible data exchange in health care domains, it does not provide for data exchange with sensors. Thus, it is necessary to develop a data exchange schema to convert data between the HL7 and the IEEE1451 standard. This paper proposes a schema that can exchange data between HL7 devices and the monitoring device, and conforms to the IEEE 1451 standard. The experimental results and conclusions of this approach are presented and show the feasibility of the proposed exchange schema.
Keywords: home health care monitoring; HL7; IEEE1451; data exchange; wireless sensor network
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Lee, M.; Gatton, T.M. Wireless Health Data Exchange for Home Healthcare Monitoring Systems. Sensors 2010, 10, 3243-3260.

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Lee M, Gatton TM. Wireless Health Data Exchange for Home Healthcare Monitoring Systems. Sensors. 2010; 10(4):3243-3260.

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Lee, Malrey; Gatton, Thomas M. 2010. "Wireless Health Data Exchange for Home Healthcare Monitoring Systems." Sensors 10, no. 4: 3243-3260.

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