Towards simulation of patient data for evaluation of E-health platform and services.

Lo, Owen, Fan, Lu, Buchanan, William J, Thuemmler, Christoph and Lawson, Alistair (2012) Towards simulation of patient data for evaluation of E-health platform and services. In: 13th Annual Post Graduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, 25th-26th June 2012, Liverpool. (Unpublished)

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This paper presents the design and implementation of the Patient Simulator, a software application used for the simulation of patient data. The simulator aims to evaluate e- Health platforms and services in regards to efficiency, reliability, security and scalability without the need to use real patient data. Using discrete event based simulation in conjunction with random normal distribution techniques, preliminary prototyping of the Patient Simulator shows that it is capable of generating five vital physiological signs including heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, oxygen levels and respiration rate. Offline performance evaluation of the software shows that it is capable of simulating up to 10,000 patients with average CPU utilisation of 57.53% and memory usage of 159.30 MB. Future work aims to validate the accuracy of data simulated along with integrating the simulator with existing e-Health technologies to evaluate the capabilities of this software in an online environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Patient Simulation; e-Health Evaluation; Patient Modelling; Discrete Event Simulation; Normal Distribution; Vital Physiological Sign Simulation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 362 Social welfare problems & services
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Item ID: 5522
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 15:40
Last Modified: 21 May 2013 14:10

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