Telehealth Technology: Potentials, Challenges and Research Directions for Developing Countries

M. Raza, Hoa Le Minh, N. Aslam, Chi Hieu Le, Tam Le Nhan, Trung Le

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Abstract

Telehealth has been developed and successfully applied in clinical practices, gained a strong interest and demonstrated its usefulness for medical diagnosis, treatments and rehabilitation worldwide. The advent of high speed communication technology and complex signal processing techniques, and recent advancements in cloud and cognitive computing, has created a new wave of opportunities for delivering remote healthcare applications and services, where the cost-effective diagnosis and treatment solutions as well as healthcare services are important and need to be deployed widely. Nevertheless, there is still a significant challenge in fully adopting this technology due to asymmetry among the healthcare centers, hospitals and the user-ends, especially in developing countries. This paper provides an overview of the telehealth, then to addresses the possible telehealth technologies and applications that could be applied to improve the healthcare service performance, with the focus on the developing countries. The incorporation of different technologies in telehealth including, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and cognitive computing, medical image processing and effective encoding is introduced and discussed. Finally, the possible research directions, challenges for the efficient telehealth, and potential research and technology collaborations are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6)
EditorsToi Vo Van, Thanh An Nguyen Le, Thang Nguyen Duc
PublisherSpringer
Chapter89
Pages523-528
Volume63
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-10-4361-1
ISBN (Print)978-981-10-4360-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2017
Event6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6) - Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Duration: 27 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6)
Volume63
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME6)
CountryViet Nam
CityHo Chi Minh City
Period27/06/1629/06/16

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