Euro-Mediterranean medical informatics and telemedicine 2013
This conference is the 9th of its kind on the Mediterranean region. This edition will provide a forum to discuss achievements and current experiences in specific areas in medical informatics and telemedicine, focusing on innovation methods and approaches. Its overall goal is to increase interaction and collaboration among professionals from both health and information technology sectors within and between the Mediterranean countries for scientific and social development in the region. The Euromediterranean Medical Informatics and TeleMedicine conference series have provided a forum for discussions and an environment that fosters creation of new collaboration in an interdisciplinary environment. They led to the emergence of the Euro-Mediterranean Medical Informatics and Telemedicine Association and number of regional cooperation. We hope that this year conference will accomplish the expectations announced in the previous ones, and will enhance collaboration between all participants coming from Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The organization of the EMMIT 2013 Conference in Morocco has come together through the hard work of the local organizing committee, together with the International Institute of Tele-Medicine personnel and members of Euro-Mediterranean Medical Informatics and Tele-Medicine Association. The overall plans were overseen by a steering committee and the program was put together through the work of the scientific committee chaired by Prof. Francesco Sircurello. We are very grateful to all our sponsors, particularly to the Moroccan Ministry of Health that accepted to offer its patronage to the event, The University Mohammed First, The Faculty of Medicine of Oujda, The Faculty of Sciences of Oujda, The School of Engineering, The Faculty of Medicine of Fes and The MarchicaMed agency. We are also excited about the list of participants who are coming in from the Mediterranean and around the world. Finally, we would like to add our welcome to all of you to the beautiful Mediterranean city of Nador, Morocco, the Kingdom of solidarity, peace and hospitality.
Continua Health Alliance is a non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies joining together in collaboration to improve the quality of personal healthcare. With more than 200members companies around the world, Continua is dedicated to establishing a system of interoperable personal connected health solutions with the knowledge that extending those solutions into the home fosters independence, empowers individuals and provides the opportunity for truly personalized health and wellness management. When you look at complete list of Continua Certified TM http://www.continuaalliance.org/node/77, you cannot find any ECG device (at the time of writing), but need ECG asa useful screening tool for a variety of cardiac abnormalities. We decided to build the prototype of 3-5-lead ECG with Bluetooth LE and USB interface. The firmware of the device was developed according the ISO/EEE 11073-10406:2011 and this device as a agent can communicate with any manager device on Personal Area Network. The filters of the device (50/60 Hz , low and high pass) are programmable and can be remotely configured. The signals from electrodes can be routed to doctor computer's screen for online diagnostic, can be save in EHR system or sent to special computer with LabView for ECG signal processing with different algorithms. This prototype could be used as a X73 agent for other consumer medical applications.