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dc.contributor.authorBokolo, Anthony Junior
dc.contributor.authorNweke, Livinus Obiora
dc.description.abstractThe novel coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) infection has altered the society, economy, and entire healthcare system. Whilst this pandemic has presented the healthcare system with unprecedented challenges, it has rapidly promoted the adoption of telemedicine to deliver healthcare at a distance. Telemedicine is the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for collecting, organizing, storing, retrieving, and exchanging medical information. But it is faced with the limitations of conventional IP-based protocols which makes it challenging to provide Quality of Service (QoS) for telemedicine due to issues arising from network congestion. Likewise, medical professionals adopting telemedicine are afected with low QoS during health consultations with outpatients due to increased internet usage. Therefore, this study proposes a SoftwareDefned Networking (SDN) based telemedicine architecture to provide QoS during telemedicine health consultations. This study utilizes secondary data from existing research works in the literature to provide a roadmap for the application of SDN to improve QoS in telemedicine during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings from this study present a practical approach for applying SDN in telemedicine to provide appropriate bandwidth and facilitate real time transmission of medical data.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleApplying software‑defined networking to support telemedicine health consultation during and post Covid‑19 eraen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalHealth and Technologyen_US
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