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A feasibility study of audio-video communication application using mobile telecommunication in inter-hospital transfer situations

병원 간 전원 상황에서 이동통신망을 이용한 음성화상정보통신 애플리케이션의 유용성에 관한 연구

Jeong, Joo;Kim, Tae-Han;Kang, Saee-Byel
정주;김태한;강샛별

  • Received : 2019.03.09
  • Accepted : 2019.04.14
  • Published : 2019.04.30

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of video communication with medical staff located at a remote location, through a communication application connected to a long term evolution (LTE) mobile communication network in a moving ambulance. Methods: In this study, we recruited patients who were transferred by mobile intensive care unit ambulance from one hospital to another. In the moving ambulance, the information of the patient was transferred to a physician using the application in real time. Recorded video files were evaluated by emergency physicians with experience in video direct medical control. Results: A total of 18 patients were evaluated, and the average score was 5.9 out of a possible 9. It was expected that applying the use of the technology to actual clinical sites would enable the sites to provide assistance. Conclusion: In this study, we confirmed the possibility of benefiting from the clinical field when using the video-audio communication application which is connected to the remote location in real time through the current LTE mobile communication network in the ambulance.

Keywords

Telemedicine;Transportation of patients;Ambulances

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Acknowledgement

Grant : 긴급 재난현장 대응 구급장비 패키지 기술개발

Supported by : 소방청