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CSCI E-170 Fall 2004 Final Project Lee & Oghra. [Biomedical Telemedicine ]. Usability, Privacy and Security. Overview. Goals & Objectives of Telemedicine. Benefits of Telemedicine in Healthcare. Privacy issues. Current industry players. Industrial Trend . Conclusion.

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biomedical telemedicine

CSCI E-170 Fall 2004

Final Project

Lee & Oghra

[Biomedical Telemedicine ]

Usability, Privacy and Security

overview
Overview
  • Goals & Objectives of Telemedicine.
  • Benefits of Telemedicine in Healthcare.
  • Privacy issues.
  • Current industry players.
  • Industrial Trend .
  • Conclusion.
  • Questions and Answers
goals objectives of telemedicine
Goals & Objectives of Telemedicine
  • Increase diagnosis efficiency.
  • Provide integrated database for patients.
  • Expand time and space to monitor patients.
  • Saves Lives
benefits of telemedicine in healthcare
Benefits of Telemedicine in Healthcare
  • Cost Reduction
  • Increase productivities
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Saves Patients’ Lives
privacy issues
Privacy issues
  • Unwanted Commercial Attention
  • Criminals
  • Legal Injustices
  • Social Injustices
  • “Lojack” dangers
  • Innocent Until Proven Guilty?
current industry players
Current industry players
  • Lifeguard System
  • Vital Positioning System
  • Verichip
  • Caregiver
  • Smart Bandage
  • V-TAM Shirt
  • LifeShirt
vital positioning system
Vital Positioning System
  • Utilizes cellphones
  • Simplistic user setup
  • Detects cardiac infarctions up to 20 mins prior
  • Next step towards telemedicine?
verichip
VeriChip ®
  • Applied Digital Solutions
  • RFID tag implanted under the skin in humans
  • Uses:
    • Communicating information about user in emergency situations
    • Identification and verification of individuals
    • Tracking
  • *Roughly ~2000 implanted in humans
verichip1
VeriChip®
  • How does this work at VeriChip Corp.?
  • Some vulnerabilities…
  • Likelihood of widespread use

VeriChip System

Overview

c/o Applied Digital Solutions

caregiver s assistant
Caregiver’s Assistant®
  • Image of portable RFID tag
  • How does this work?
  • Implications…

Fig. 1 Caregiver’s Assistant portable RFID tag

Fig. 2 Caregiver’s Assistant System Overview

c/o Intel Corp.

caregiver s assistant1
Caregiver’s Assistant®
  • Intel Corporation - Research
  • Targeted to the elderly population
  • Improving Care, Reducing Cost

The promise of:

- Enhanced Healthcare, preventing crippling falls, monitoring the user for cognitive degeneration (taking medicines, brushing teeth)

- Allowing elderly to delay moving to nursing homes and stay at home, keeping them 

- Easing burden on ‘caregivers’ (children, doctors, nurses)

industrial trend
Industrial Trend
  • Provide affordable healthcare environment to meet the growing aging population
  • Secure the privacy to protect the most vulnerable group of people
  • Improve of quality of life for the unfortunate
  • Provide critical medical information in a timely and accurate manner.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Privacy must be addressed
  • Secure Transfers
  • Secure Data Management
  • Data Storage Sanitation
  • Corporate Responsibility