REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM

REMOTE PATIENT MONITORING SYSTEM

ABSTRACT

This thesis has to do with the transfer of medical records taken remotely to a doctor via GSM wireless communication link. Specifically it makes use of the Short Messaging System (SMS) of the Global System for Mobile communication (GSM). The records will be taken by a nurse and stored in the hospital database via a visual basic developed user-interface. Whenever the threshold for a certain parameter set by the doctor is exceeded an SMS alert is sent to the doctor indicating an emergency to which the doctor sends back a reply giving directives to the caregiver on procedures to undertake pending his arrival. On the doctor’s visit, the history of records taken during his time of absence can be accessed by him for proper prescriptions for the patient which is equally stored in the database. Also if there is a new patient, the record is sent automatically to the doctor.