Journal of Coloproctology (Rio de Janeiro)
Print version ISSN 2237-9363
MACHADO, Renato Bobsin et al. Prototype of a computer system for managing data and video colonoscopy exams. J. Coloproctol. (Rio J.) [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.1, pp.50-59. ISSN 2237-9363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2237-93632012000100007.
OBJECTIVE: Develop a prototype using computer resources to optimize the management process of clinical information and video colonoscopy exams. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through meetings with medical and computer experts, the following requirements were defined: management of information about medical professionals, patients and exams; video and image captured by video colonoscopes during the exam, and the availability of these videos and images on the Web for further analysis. The technologies used were Java, Flex, JBoss, Red5, JBoss SEAM, MySQL and Flamingo. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: The prototype contributed to the area of colonocospy by providing resources to maintain the patients' history, tests and images from video colonoscopies. The web-based application allows greater flexibility to physicians and specialists. The resources for remote analysis of data and tests can help doctors and patients in the examination and diagnosis. CONCLUSION: The implemented prototype has contributed to improve colonoscopy-related processes. Future activities include the prototype deployment in the Service of Coloproctology and the utilization of this model to allow real-time monitoring of these exams and knowledge extraction from such structured database using artificial intelligence.
Keywords : colonoscopy; telemedicine; exam management; remote patient monitoring; communication with hospital equipment.