Using cloud-based middleware to enable mobile medical data management

Richard K. Lomotey, Joseph C. Pry, Sriramoju Sumanth, Harsha Guttikonda, Chenshean Chai, Joann Nilson, Ralph Deters

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Abstract

Our ongoing project, called HIRT?, in collaboration with the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Canada, is a mobile health (mHealth) facility that enables persons with mild hemophilia to self-manage minor injuries. This is a mobile distributed health information system (HIS) that requires periodic exchanges of the mobile health record. But, these carry-on personal devices such as smartphones and tablets orthodoxly rely on wireless communication media to connect to other network components. And when these communication media (e.g., Wi-Fi, 3.5/4G, etc.) experience sporadic disconnections, the situation leads to services unavailability. As a result, the users are not able to transmit their medical data to the HIS within a reasonable latency window, a situation that can further lead to medical data inconsistency since the process of synchronization can be hindered. In this work, we focus on how to ensure efficient synchronization of the mobile health record in unreliable mobile environments. The proposed middleware is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) layer which enables the mobile health record synchronization between the mobile devices and the HIS. The work details state-of-the-art architecture of the cloud-based middleware and tested for real-world use following the reflective methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages142-149
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509026258
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 16 2016
Event2016 IEEE 5th International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2016Jul 2 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE 5th International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period6/27/167/2/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Lomotey, R. K., Pry, J. C., Sumanth, S., Guttikonda, H., Chai, C., Nilson, J., & Deters, R. (2016). Using cloud-based middleware to enable mobile medical data management. In Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2016 (pp. 142-149). [7787066] (Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services, MS 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MobServ.2016.29