SMS and MMS to Facilitate Medical Emergency and Healthcare Model

Shihab A. Hameed and Vladimir Miho

ECE Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, IIUM University, 50728 KL, Malaysia


Several drawbacks and weaknesses are shown in the current Malaysian emergency, healthcare and medical information systems. It includes lack of sharing between hospitals, lack of utilizing real-time and mobility technologies. The main focus of this work is to incorporate the real-time and mobility technologies with medical emergency systems. It can offer: SMS, MMS, live audio and video coverage of emergency situations, location-based access to emergency situation, wide area coverage, and provides flexibility for the user. A prototype for the model is implemented using open source tools. Samples of implementation results are shown.

Keywords: Medical Emergency, Healthcare, SMS, MMS, Nearest Location.

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