Technical Feasibility Study of 3G Stroke Consultation

Mark Beattie, PJ McCullagh, Patrick Lundy, Michael Power, Pauline Glenfiled

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The study assesses the potential for enhanced community based tele-consultation for stroke patients in the South East-ern Trust area of Northern Ireland. We have used a tele-consultation approach, which can be utilized by a health pro-fessional in conjunction with a scheduled home visit. It pro-vides a synchronous telecommunications link to a consultant neurologist located in the main hospital. Third generation telephony (3G) provides wireless connectivity at ‘mid-broadband’ data rates (128-500kbps), and these services are becoming available in parts of the North Down peninsula. The technical feasibility study has shown that clinical tele-consultations for stroke follow-up is feasible given 3G duplex data rates of 500kbps. Lower rates 200-500kbps can sustain calls, albeit at poorer quality. Services are available in the larger population centres, less so in the more rural areas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 12 Sept 2010
EventMedinfo 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 12 Sept 2010 → …


ConferenceMedinfo 2010
Period12/09/10 → …
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