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JP2008158622A
JP2008158622A JP2006344091A JP2006344091A JP2008158622A JP 2008158622 A JP2008158622 A JP 2008158622A JP 2006344091 A JP2006344091 A JP 2006344091A JP 2006344091 A JP2006344091 A JP 2006344091A JP 2008158622 A JP2008158622 A JP 2008158622A
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Yosuke Aida
Tsuguro Honma
Katsuyuki Kaneko
洋介 會田
嗣朗 本間
克幸 金子
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To solve a problem in a conventional home health care system wherein software for both a health terminal device and a management server need be changed simultaneously because communication is inhibited by the change of a communication system between the health terminal device and management server caused by upgrading the software of the management server. <P>SOLUTION: In this home health care system, a health management terminal communicates with a software updating server prior to communicating with the management server, and communicates with the management server after updating the software in advance. Consequently, even if the software of the management server is updated to change the communication system, the software of the health terminal device is automatically updated in subsequent communication to prevent a communication disabled state caused by the change of the communication system due to upgrading. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2008,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention relates to a health check network system capable of communicating medical information and biological information between medical personnel such as doctors and nurses and patients at home or in medical institutions.

A conventional home healthcare system stores data measured by various sensors such as a thermometer and a blood glucose meter to a health terminal device installed in each home, and accumulates it in a database server installed in a data center or the like. At the same time, a web server is installed so that doctors away from the patient's home can check the patient data stored in the database server by a browser such as Internet Explorer at the hospital via the Internet. As a result, appropriate advice can be given to the patient or telemedicine can be performed without visiting the patient (Patent Document 1). The database server stores personal identification information such as age, sex, address, and telephone number for identifying a patient, and personal biological information such as a medical condition such as patient biological information data (Patent Document 2).
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  However, in the conventional home healthcare system, the management server software is upgraded, and if the communication method between the health terminal device and the management server is changed, communication cannot be performed. There was a problem that had to be changed.

  In the present invention, the health management terminal communicates with the software update server before communicating with the management server, updates the software in advance, and then communicates with the management server, so that the software of the management server is updated and the communication method changes. Even so, the software of the health terminal device is automatically updated in the next communication after that, and the purpose is to prevent the communication from being disabled due to the change of the communication method due to the version upgrade.

  The home healthcare system of the present invention is capable of transmitting biological information measured by a patient to a management means via a network and receiving advice information from a doctor, and acquiring the biological information from the management means A doctor terminal used by a doctor capable of browsing and sending advice information to the patient, and software updating means for updating the software of the health terminal device, wherein the management means Database means for accumulating information, and information control means for controlling accumulation of biometric information from the health terminal device in the database means, wherein the software update means stores update software for storing an update file of the health terminal device And update software from the update software storage means to control communication with the health terminal device. And a soft update determination means for performing A update.

  With this configuration, the health management terminal communicates with the software update server before communicating with the management server, updates the software in advance, and then communicates with the management server, thereby updating the management server software and changing the communication method. Even so, it is possible to prevent the health terminal device software from being automatically updated in the next communication thereafter, and a communication disabled state due to a change in the communication method due to version upgrade.

  The home healthcare system according to the present invention is further characterized in that the update file sent by the software update means changes according to the software version of the health terminal device.

  With this configuration, according to the age of the software installed in each health terminal device, files that already exist in the health terminal device are not transferred, so that the upgrade time can be shortened and the network traffic can be reduced. .

  The home healthcare system of the present invention further includes a maintenance terminal that replaces the update file of the software storage unit by remote control, and an update software receiving unit that replaces the update file of the update software storage unit by remote control from the maintenance terminal It is characterized by having.

  With this configuration, even if the software update server is installed at a location away from the update software development location, the upgrade software can be released immediately.

  The home healthcare system of the present invention is characterized in that the database means is configured by clustering.

  With this configuration, it is possible to prevent the patient's biological information from being damaged due to a trouble with the device or the like.

  The program of the present invention further causes a computer to execute a control operation of at least a part of the home healthcare system.

  With this configuration, hardware resources such as a CPU (microcomputer), RAM, ROM, storage device, I / O, etc., electrical information equipment, a computer, a server, etc. cooperate with each other to provide a part of All can be realized easily.

  Also, program distribution and installation can be simplified by recording on a recording medium or distributing a program using a communication line.

  The present invention transmits biological information such as body temperature and blood glucose level measured by a patient to a management server and also receives a health terminal device that receives advice information from a doctor and the biological information measured by the patient from the management server. A doctor terminal used by a doctor to browse and transmit advice information to a patient, database means in which biological information such as measurement data of each patient is stored, and biological information from the health terminal device in the database means Information control means for performing storage control, update software storage means for storing update files of the health terminal device, software update by taking out the update file from the update software storage means and controlling communication with the health terminal device Software update determination means for performing the communication interface means and the specific information access means, Serial to the doctor terminal by controlling the biological information access means is constituted by an information control means for displaying the patient information. With this configuration, the health management terminal communicates with the software update server before communicating with the management server, updates the software in advance, and then communicates with the management server, thereby updating the management server software and changing the communication method. Even so, it is possible to prevent the health terminal device software from being automatically updated in the next communication thereafter, and a communication disabled state due to a change in the communication method due to version upgrade.

  Hereinafter, a home healthcare system according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

(First embodiment)
FIG. 1 shows a configuration diagram of a home healthcare system according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

  In FIG. 1, a health terminal device 101 transmits biological information such as body temperature and blood glucose level measured by a patient to a management server 102 as management means, and receives advice information from a doctor. The management server 102 is a management server composed of information control means 111 and database means 112. The doctor terminal 103 acquires and browses the biological information measured by the patient from the management server 102 and is used by the doctor to transmit advice information to the patient. In the Internet network 104, the health terminal device 101 and the doctor terminal 103 communicate with the management server 102 and the software update server 106 that is software update means. The firewall 105 is a security device for protecting the management server 102 and the software update server 106 from a malicious person. The software update server 106 includes software update determination means 113 and update software storage means 114. The information control unit 111 controls the database unit 112 to store biometric information from the health terminal device 101. The database means 112 stores biological information such as measurement data of each patient. The software update determination unit 113 retrieves the update file from the update software storage unit 114 and performs software update by controlling communication with the health terminal device 101. The update software storage unit 114 stores an update file of the health terminal device 101.

  About the home healthcare system comprised as mentioned above, operation | movement of this invention is demonstrated in detail.

  The health terminal device 101 transmits biometric information input by the patient at home to the management server 102 via the Internet network 104. The information control unit 111 of the management server 102 receives this and stores it in the database unit 112. In addition, the doctor can remotely view the patient data stored in the database means 112 via the Internet network 104 using the doctor terminal 103, so that the doctor can check the daily health management status without going to the hospital. You can know and use it for treatment. If the doctor wants to give health advice such as meal contents or visit instructions, the doctor terminal 103 is used to write to the database means 112. The health terminal device 101 receives the writing via the information control means 111, and the patient can obtain the advice information. In such a system, software updates and bug corrections are performed on a daily basis, but this procedure is processed when the health terminal apparatus 101 communicates with the information control unit 111 until now. However, this system is not so. Before the health terminal device 101 communicates with the management server 102, the software of the health terminal device 101 is updated by communicating with the software update server 106, and thereafter, the communication with the management server 102 is performed. Start communication. This software update procedure will be described with reference to FIG.

  FIG. 2 is a communication sequence diagram according to the first embodiment of the present invention.

  The health terminal device 201 is installed with version 1.0 software. The health terminal device 202 is installed with version 2.0 software. The health terminal apparatus 201 receives the updated software file 212 that is the latest software from the software update server 106. Then, after upgrading the software to the latest state, the management server 102 and the measurement data 213 which is the biological information measured by the patient are transmitted, and the patient data 214 including the advice information is received. Also, the health terminal devices 202 and 203 with different software versions are upgraded to the latest software by receiving the completely same updated software file 212 from the software update server 106. Accordingly, the health management terminals 201, 202, and 203 communicate with the software update server 106 before communicating with the management server 102, update the software in advance, and then communicate with the management server 102. Even if the software is updated and the communication method is changed, the software is automatically updated in the next communication thereafter, and it is possible to prevent the communication from being disabled due to the change of the communication method due to version upgrade.

(Second Embodiment)
Next, a second embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 3 is a communication sequence diagram according to the second embodiment of the present invention. The health terminal device 201 is installed with version 1.0 software. The health terminal device 202 is installed with version 2.0 software. The health terminal apparatus 201 transmits to the software update server 106 as version information 211 that the installed software is 1.0. Then, the software update server 106 downloads only the difference file between the latest software (here, 3.0) and version 1.0 as the updated software file 212. Thereafter, the health terminal device 201 transmits / receives measurement data and patient data to / from the management server 102 as version 3.0. The same applies to the health terminal device 202 in which version 2.0 software is installed. By transmitting version information 221 indicating version 2.0 to the software update server 106, an update software file 222, which is a difference file between versions 2.0 and 3.0, is acquired, and the latest software 3.0 is obtained. And upgraded. Next, the movement of the health terminal device 203 for which the latest software has already been installed will be described. The health terminal device 203 notifies the software update server 106 by transmitting version information 231 that the software version is 3.0. Since the software update server 106 is already the latest software, the health terminal apparatus 203 is notified by the latest version notification 2232 that there is no need to upgrade. Then, the health terminal device 203 shifts to communication with the management server 102 without software upgrade.

  FIG. 4 shows a flowchart in the second embodiment of the present invention. The software update determination unit 113 in the software update server 106 acquires version information from the health terminal device 101 (terminal software version acquisition processing 302), and compares it with the version of software stored in the updated software storage unit 114 (version comparison processing 303). Then, file processing is performed for each version (file selection processing 304a, 304b). Then, the difference file stored in the update software storage unit 114 is transmitted to the health terminal apparatus 101 (update file download process 305). As a result, the update file sent by the software update server changes according to the software version of the health terminal device. With this configuration, according to the age of the software installed in each health terminal device, files that already exist in the health terminal device are not transferred, so that the upgrade time can be shortened and the network traffic can be reduced. .

(Third embodiment)
Next, a third embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. FIG. 5 is a configuration diagram of a home healthcare system according to the third embodiment of the present invention. The description of the same components as those in FIG. 1 is omitted. The maintenance terminal 107 replaces the update file of the software storage unit 114 by remote control. The update software receiving means 115 replaces the update file of the update software storage means 114 by remote control from the maintenance terminal 107. By operating the maintenance terminal 107, the administrator can communicate with the update software receiving means 115 via the Internet network 104 and upload an update file to the update software storage means 114.

  As a result, even if the software update server is installed at a location away from the update software development location, the upgrade software can be released immediately.

(Fourth embodiment)
Next, a fourth embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to FIG. In FIG. 6, it is a block diagram of the home healthcare system in the 4th Embodiment of this invention. The description of the same components as those in FIG. 1 is omitted. The database server 108 has database means 112. Since the database unit 112 is managed separately from the management server having the information control unit 111, even if the management server 102 is damaged due to a failure or the like, the database stored in the database unit 112 is prevented from being damaged. As a result, it is possible to prevent the patient's biological information from being damaged due to the trouble of the device.

  As described above, in the home healthcare system according to the present invention, the health management terminal communicates with the software update server before communicating with the management server, updates the software in advance, and then communicates with the management server. Even if the management server's software is updated and the communication method changes, the health terminal device's software is automatically updated in the next communication after that, preventing the communication from being disabled due to a change in the communication method due to version upgrade. it can.

Configuration diagram of a home healthcare system according to the first embodiment of the present invention Communication sequence diagram according to the first embodiment of the present invention Communication sequence diagram in the second embodiment of the present invention Flowchart in the second embodiment of the present invention Configuration diagram of home health care system according to the third embodiment of the present invention Configuration diagram of home healthcare system according to the fourth embodiment of the present invention

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DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 101 Health terminal device 102 Management server 103 Doctor terminal 104 Internet network 105 Firewall 106 Software update server 107 Maintenance terminal 108 Database server 111 Information control means 112 Database means 113 Software update judgment means 114 Update software storage means 115 Update software acceptance means

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  1. A health terminal device capable of transmitting the biological information measured by the patient to the management means via the network and receiving advice information from a doctor, and acquiring the biological information from the management means and making it viewable, and to the patient A doctor terminal that can be used by a doctor who can transmit the advice information, and software updating means for updating the software of the health terminal device, wherein the management means stores database means for storing patient biological information and the database Means for controlling the accumulation of biometric information from the health terminal device, and the software update means updates from the update software storage means for saving the update file of the health terminal device and the update software storage means Software update that performs software update by extracting files and controlling communication with the health terminal device Home health care system; and a determination unit.
  2. The home health care system according to claim 1, wherein the update file sent by the software update unit changes in accordance with a software version of the health terminal device.
  3. 3. A maintenance terminal that replaces an update file of the software storage unit by remote control, and an update software receiving unit that replaces an update file of the update software storage unit by remote control from the maintenance terminal. Home health care system as described.
  4. 4. The home healthcare system according to claim 3, wherein the database means is configured by clustering.
  5. A program for causing a computer to execute a control operation of at least a part of the home healthcare system according to any one of claims 1 to 4.
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