MEDNet

Access to medical care is sometimes very difficult to be reached from people living in rural and underserved areas. This problem is very well known in rural areas in Latin America. Citizens have no access to health care. They have to travel hundred of kilometres to receive a medical diagnosis.

MEDNet project will develop a medical network that addresses the problems of providing health care from a distance. The medical network will be supported by expert physician located in urban cities of Latin America. The medical applications will be vary from gynecology, pediatric, cardiology to typical infectious diseases for the region such as malaria and tuberculosis.

The examinations will involve ultrasound examination, ECG test and blood test and blood test imaging for automation diagnosis. All the patient information, extracted from the examinations will be stored a health care database, along with the demographic information and medication prescription. MedNET project will connect isolated region Amazon, in two different countries; Brazil, Peru Moreover MedNET will make use of AmerHis system (satellite communication) based on DVB-RCS.

MEDNet will make use of European standards for the communication and storage and medical data presentation.

The project will empower medical doctors to constantly and remotely keep track of their patients with minimum effort, assisted by an intelligent automated infrastructure. Furthermore, remote doctors will be able to share and request assistance form expert doctors located in urban cities. At the same time family and friends of the patients will also have access to the same information, filtered and presented in a comprehensible manner, including latest comments from the doctors. A sophisticated Collaboration Model will manage the whole service and will be aware of each patient's medical record, providing an information channel between the medical staff, the patients and their carers (family, friends, etc.).

For further information, please visit:
http://www.e-mednet.com

Project co-ordinator:
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics

Partners:

  • Thales Alenia Space España
  • Geopac
  • VICOMTech
  • MedCom GmbH
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • DIRESA Junin
  • Gobierno Regional de Junin
  • Servico National de Aprendizagem Industrial
  • Irmandade Da Santa casa de Misericordia de Porto Alegre
  • Hispasat S.A.

Timetable: from 01/2008 – to 12/2010

Total cost: € 2.177.440

EC funding: € 1.399.403

Programme Acronym: FP7-ICT

Subprogramme Area: Advanced ICT for risk assessment and patient safety

Contract type: Collaborative project (generic)


Related news article:

Most Popular Now

Open Call HORIZON-MISS-2022-CANCER-01-04…

The overall goal of the Mission on Cancer[1] and the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan[2] includes a better quality of life for patients and their families living with, and after, cancer. Project...

Insilico Medicine Raises $60 Million in …

Insilico Medicine, a clinical-stage end-to-end artificial intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery company, announced today that it has completed a $60 million Series D financing from a syndicate of global investors with...

Researchers Use AI to Predict Cancer Ris…

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool helps doctors predict the cancer risk in lung nodules seen on CT, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. Pulmonary nodules appear as...

KTU Researchers Investigate the Links Be…

In recent years Alzheimer's disease has been on the rise throughout the world and is rarely diagnosed at an early stage when it can still be effectively controlled. Using artificial...

Speech Analysis App Predicts Worsening H…

A voice analysis app used by heart failure patients at home recognises fluid in the lungs three weeks before an unplanned hospitalisation or escalation in outpatient drug treatment. The late...

Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy Prove…

Both telemedicine and community screening for diabetic retinopathy (DR) in rural and urban settings are cost-effective in China, and telemedicine screening programs are more cost-effective, according to a study led...

Philips' Future Health Index 2022 Report…

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced the publication of its Future Health Index (FHI) 2022 report: 'Healthcare hits reset: Priorities shift as...

Researchers Develop Smartphone-Powered M…

A University of Minnesota Twin Cities research team has developed a new microfluidic chip for diagnosing diseases that uses a minimal number of components and can be powered wirelessly by...

App Detecting Jaundice in Babies a Succe…

A smartphone app that identifies severe jaundice in newborn babies by scanning their eyes could be a life-saver in areas that lack access to expensive screening devices, suggests a study...

InterSystems Wins Data Driven Product of…

InterSystems, a provider of next-generation solutions for enterprise digital transformation to help customers solve the most critical data challenges, has announced it received the prestigious Data Driven Product of the...

Siemens Healthineers Introduces Symbia P…

Siemens Healthineers introduces Symbia Pro.specta™, a single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) system with CE Mark and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance that has advanced SPECT and CT imaging...