E-Health Technical Sub-TC Proposal May 20-21, 2008
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E-Health Technical Sub-TC Proposal May 20-21, 2008 Tsong-Ho Wu email@example.com Healthcare as a National Priority Healthcare is becoming a significant socio-economic challenge around the globe • US alone spent about US$2 Trillion in 2006 with a significant increasing rate (6-8%) every year • Aging society is becoming a global trend, adding one more level of socio-economic complexity • A major factor for unsustainable high healthcare costs is due to inefficient healthcare management system and healthcare provision Primary concerns and uniqueness: Life & liability among many stakeholders • Stakeholders include patients, physician, healthcare professionals, hospitals, insurers, etc • High quality & reliable enterprise solutions using carrier or enterprise network infrastructure Healthcare Trends & Major Government Initiatives Healthcare and healthcare management trends • Using emerging Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to help reduce costs and improve healthcare quality with governments being leading role – Enable new e-health and healthcare applications over the net previously impossible or unaffordable • Healthcare trend toward consumer-empowerment and information-rich “Smart Care” and “Smart Living” with ubiquitous care access from anywhere, at anytime, by any authorized person(s) when needed Major government initiatives around the globe • EU - i2010 Initiative (2006-2010) & Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (2007-2013) • US – Healthcare Information Technology (Health-IT) Initiative (2004-2013) • Japan - U-Japan Initiative (2006-2010) • China - 11th Five-Year (11-5) Plan (2006-2010) ICT and Healthcare are top one and two funding categories, respectively, in EU FP7 Program Why e-Health Technical Sub-TC ICT is traditionally the ComSoc strengths However, no clear leadership of ComSoc exists to address e- health global challenges and collaboration with global e-health organizations to demonstrate impacts of ComSoc in this important domain • ITU Study Group 16 (Telemedicine), ITU-D, NIH, ANSI HITSP (under National Health IT Initiative), TIA TR-49 (Healthcare ICT), Etc. E-Health related technical sessions have been sponsored by IEEE sister societies which, in some cases, have no ICT expertise ComSoc has already had a good foundation to leverage • HealthCom, efforts in Enterprise Networking TC, … • Collaboration with IEEE Special Group of Biology and Health Science and IEEE Biometrics Council E-Health may become a new growth and challenging area for ComSoc members • Extend Communications Service Sector to Medical and Healthcare Service Sector E-Health: High Quality Enterprise Solutions for Heath and Healthcare E-Infrastructure for e-Health Publishing Application FIND registers indexes Provider asks if of patient records there are records for his/her patient Responds with Diagnostic location of any Record Locator Service Diagnostic Services records of interest Services Hospitals GET and EXCHANGE Hospitals Providers End-Point Providers Systems End-Point Payors Provider System Payors Health Publishing Applications Information Patients Data Requeste Applications & Application Transfer Repository Patients Aggregator d Records asks Public are sent Public for and Health Publishing Health receives SEND Application may Providers Providers records De-Identified De-Identified push report- Data specific data Data End-Point System Public Reporting Health Public Router Authoritie Health s QIOs De-Identified Research Data: - Alerts Claims Report Cards Plans NCQA $ - Reports Data Source: The Markle Foundation 2004. CMS Plans Proposed Work Scope E-health multimedia-based information network infrastructure QoS, Security and Privacy, Reliability, Ubiquitous Communications,… Net-centric Health and Healthcare applications • Telemedicine, medical sensor-enabled information management, etc Net-centric Healthcare management • Electronic patient record exchange and delivery, medical multimedia searching and retrieval, etc Consumer-centric healthcare and management • Healthcare mobile ad-hoc communications and ubiquitous access, personalized health information management, etc Healthcare Information Grid and tools for data sharing and collaboration among medical institutions, researchers, physicians and other healthcare professionals Proposed Activities (2008-9) Serve as a platform to form collaborative relationships with EU e-Health Organizations, ITU-T/ITU-D, NIH, Asia e-Health organizations, … Publish special issues in ComSoc magazines and technical journals to prompt and increase awareness of e-Health area among ComSoc members • May propose an e-Health Magazine under ComSoc, if justifiable Organize special sessions and workshops dedicated to e-Health in ComSoc’s major international conferences such as ICC and GLOBECOM, etc. • HealthCom (Prof. Pradeep Ray ), ENTNET (2009),.. Other suggestions(?) Supports Doug Zuckerman (Entnet Steering Committee) Andrzej Jajszczyk Dan Minoli (Entnet TC Chair) Shri Goyal (Entnet Steering Committee) Pradeep Ray (ITU-D) Gabe Jakobson (Entnet) …..