MIND PAL Telemedicine System

This is a continuation from last year of the development of a system referred to as the MIND PAL (Medical Information Nurse Direct Personal Assistant Link) system. This is intended to be an innovative, easy to use, and indispensable system that should prove to be a valuable tool for nurses, doctors, and patients of hospices.

Ms. Wanda Orton and Dr. Bruce Hackman, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, will provide user requirements and guidance on MIND PAL's functions, usability, and user interface. Students will assist Dr. Wen in the writing of software programs and in the integration of systems. We all look forward to completing a successful MIND PAL system for Phelps Memorial Hospital Center's Hospice Care.

A description of last year's system can be found at Paper presented at Research Day 2005.

Also, see Pertinent September E-mail.



Last year's system requirements follow.

The MIND PAL will consist of following features on a PDA Platform:

  1. GPS for the traveling nurse
  2. Camera function, which enables recording and telecommunication with physicians in remote locations
  3. Dictation functions for nurses, doctors, and/or patients
  4. Calendars
  5. Flow chart functions (cascade pages and buttons) with ease of use of GUI interface
  6. E-mail functions for communication and task orders
  7. Fingerprint or password access for security
  8. Access to pharmaceutical databases
  9. Virtual Private Network, which will tunnel through wireless wide area network.
  10. Seamless integrations of a server system, operating system, application software, PDA's and its associated hardware together with a secured wireless network
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