Issue 3 (209), article 4


Cybernetics and Computer Engineering, 2022, 3(209)

KOVALENKO O.S.1, DSc (Medicine), Professor,
Head of the Medical Information Technologies Department

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering,

Junior Researcher of the Medical Information Technologies Department

Junior Researcher of the Medical Information Technologies Department

Student, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering,

Student, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering,

1International Scientific and Educational Center
of Information Technologies and Systems
NAS of Ukraine and MES of Ukraine,
40, Akad. Hlushkova av., Kyiv, 03187, Ukraine

2National Technical University of Ukraine
«Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute»
37, Peremohy av., Kyiv, 03056, Ukraine


Introduction. The use of digital medicine methods is becoming significantly urgent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the current martial law in Ukraine, and the lack of medical equipment in some rural areas.

The same applies to providing medical care to the chronically ill. Such assistance includes social measures, which include care for the sick and disabled, provision of food etc. in addition to therapeutic and diagnostic measures. These measures are referred to as “medical and social care”.

The purpose of the paper is to apply the methods of digital medicine, which include telemedicine technologies in the construction of a medical information system model (MIS) to help chronic patients with telemedicine modules for the implementation of appropriate medical services in the hospital home settings.

Results. The types and methods of telemedicine technologies were analyzed, the diagram of business processes of the “Telemedicine” module was designed. The modules of the system were described with the specification of their realization, and the technical realization of the MIS for chronic care was carried out.  The technical requirements of the “Electronic prescription” module were described, and the diagrams for the tasks that are frequently used in practice were provided.

Conclusions. Based on the results of the analysis of capabilities and experience of using modern telemedicine systems, the architecture of medical information system for the medical and social care of patients was developed which covers the doctor and patient modules, united functionally by defined business processes with the performance of specific functions ( (online interaction between doctor and patient, issuing an electronic prescription etc.).

The use of the proposed MIS, which is made using a modern REST API platform for downloading files directly from clients, and an application implemented on the basis of the Waterfal method and the Python programming language, ensures the organization of the interaction of the medical staff with patients, in particular, the implementation of remote consultation and the provision of electronic prescriptions on based on entries in the patient’s electronic card.

Keywords: medical and social care, telemedicine technologies, medical information systems, electronic prescriptions

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Received 16.05.2022

Kovalenko O.S., Averyanova O.A., Maresova T.A., Nenasheva L.V., Kupman L.O., Dvornitska D.O. The use of telemedicine technologies to create a medical information system for medical and social care. Cybernetics and Computer Engineering, 2022, no 3(209), pp. 45-63.