Hypertension is affecting almost 20% of the population in many countries. Monitoring and treatment is critical. Mobile, wireless hypertension measurement - as other vital signs - is breaking through but require substantial organisational engineering and management of technology at its best. Well defined general repositories eases citizen and professional access to data. By identifying potential datastorage options, and by using a common public infrastructure for making healthcare data secured and available, telehomecare can be realized and barriers between different entities of the healthcare system can be more easily overcome. Webservices, EDI and pragmatic standardisation are major building blocks within this. The required features and ruggedness of the messaging system is presented. The business case of moving General Practitioner managed blood pressure measurement to the home is summarized. The path to coherency is discussed and laid out.
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology. Proceedings, 2010, Vol 6, Issue 71, p. 757-764
it infrastructure; hypertension; coherency management; home care; wireless and sensor networks