Dynamic group management as an enhancement to emergency healthcare using policies

Jens Schmutzler, Christopher Foley, Stefan Michaelis, Sven Van Der Meer, Christian Wietfeld

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Abstract

Successful medical emergency preventative measures or actual emergency resolution is not entirely down to one individual, but more the result of the establishment and behaviour of a group of individuals and services. This is highly evident in the healthcare domain: the introduction of pervasive healthcare systems allows for the interconnection of various stake holders, such as patients, doctors, medical monitoring services, and the patient's family. Communication within a group can be extremely useful to manage and resolve emergency situations, such as helping a patient affected by a life-threatening hypogylcemic condition. At the same time, it also requires new tools for managing these groups in an effective and secure way. However, as more specialist services become available the management of these groups is increasing in magnitude. This paper defines different group types and proposes a framework, which allows for the dynamic management of such groups using policies. The applicability of this generic framework for the purpose of pervasive healthcare applications is demonstrated by concrete examples and use cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008
Pages18-23
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 07 Jul 200809 Jul 2008

Publication series

Name2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008

Conference

Conference2008 10th IEEE Intl. Conf. on e-Health Networking, Applications and Service, HEALTHCOM 2008
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period07/07/200809/07/2008

Keywords

  • Emergency healthcare
  • JXTA based healthcare group communication system
  • Multicast island addressing
  • Policy based group management

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