Data integration for medical information management

Mingui Sun, Yun Q. Shi, Qiang Liu, Robert J. Sclabassi

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We present a new method for data integration and security by mixing medical waveforms and images with encrypted patient identifiers and unencrypted ancillary information, such as acquisition parameters, diagnostic comments and notes in textual, pictorial, and voice forms. We vary the sampling rate according to the instantaneous frequency of the signal. Redundant samples (or pixels) are eliminated and replaced by associative data which are labeled using a status string encoded based on the Huffman and run-length techniques. This method achieves both data compression and integration simultaneously, allows synchronized presentation of information from different sources by using multimedia technology, and provides data security features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-328
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology
Issue number3 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Nov 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Bioinformatics
  • Data compression
  • Data format
  • Data integration
  • Data security
  • Data transmission
  • Medical image
  • Medical information management
  • Medical information system
  • Medical waveform
  • Multimedia system
  • Networking
  • Synchronization
  • Telemedicine


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