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Review article: Biomedical intelligence

Vol. 145 No. 0304 (2015)

Telemedicine: interventional decentralised blood pressure telemonitoring (idTBPM)

  • Egbert G Schulz
  • Alexander Stahmann
  • Claas Lennart Neumann
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Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14077


Telemedicine comprises different methods of bridging a spatial distance between doctor, medical and care services and patients. These include mere data transmissions as well as alarm functionalities, consultations and therapy recommendations.

A special form of telemedicine application is the interventional decentralised telemonitoring (idTM). Here the patient-practitioner relationship forms the basis for therapy control and optimisation using telemetrical medical data.

To identify areas of indication of idTM, a detailed definition of transferred parameters, alarm conditions and intervention algorithms is required as a well as cost efficiency and feasibility studies.

The quality of the telemedical application is determined by the medical quality of the derived actions.


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