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e-Health Applications

Published on January 2013 by Deepak Kumar Mohapatra
International Conference in Distributed Computing and Internet Technology 2013
Foundation of Computer Science USA
ICDCIT - Number 1
January 2013
Authors: Deepak Kumar Mohapatra

Deepak Kumar Mohapatra . e-Health Applications. International Conference in Distributed Computing and Internet Technology 2013. ICDCIT, 1 (January 2013), 6-11.

author = { Deepak Kumar Mohapatra },
title = { e-Health Applications },
journal = { International Conference in Distributed Computing and Internet Technology 2013 },
issue_date = { January 2013 },
volume = { ICDCIT },
number = { 1 },
month = { January },
year = { 2013 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 6-11 },
numpages = 6,
url = { /proceedings/icdcit/number1/10235-1002/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%A Deepak Kumar Mohapatra
%T e-Health Applications
%J International Conference in Distributed Computing and Internet Technology 2013
%@ 0975-8887
%N 1
%P 6-11
%D 2013
%I International Journal of Computer Applications

Health services comprise a broad range of healthcare services delivered by using information and communication technology. In order to support existing as well as emerging e- Health services over converged next generation network (NGN) architectures, there is a need for network quality of service (QoS) control mechanisms that meet the often stringent requirements of such services. In this paper, we evaluate the QoS support for e - Health services in the context of the Evolved Packet System (EPS), specified by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) as a multi-access all-IP NGN. We classify heterogeneous e-Health services based on context and network QoS requirements and propose a mapping to existing 3GPP QoS Class Identifiers (QCIs) that serve as a basis for the class-based QoS concept of the EPS. The proposed mapping aims to provide network operators with guidelines for meeting heterogeneous e-Health service requirements. As an example, we present the QoS requirements for a prototype e-Health service supporting tele-consultation between a patient and a doctor and illustrate the use of the proposed mapping to QCIs in standardized QoS control procedures.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Ngn Qos Mechanism Eps 3gpp Tele-consultation