The digital patient push - Using location to streamline the surgical journey

S. Mukherjee*, K. Jones, M. O'Shea, X. H. Peng

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Abstract

This paper introduces a patient information management system that uses location tracking of WiFi tagged patients to provide reliable and up-to-date patient information for surgical processes and other clinical sessions. Such a system could eliminate human error in patient identification (saving lives) and enhance hospital resource utilisation. The paper also describes how the information is secured during the dissemination and manipulation processes in the distributed and wireless environments. The system design has addressed several technical challenges such as service assurance, location awareness and security, which leads to a multi-mode (pull, push and combination) and highly available information system for hospital resource and patient management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
Edition520
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
EventIET 3rd International Conference MEDSIP 2006: Advances in Medical, Signal and Information Processing - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Jul 200619 Jul 2006

Conference

ConferenceIET 3rd International Conference MEDSIP 2006: Advances in Medical, Signal and Information Processing
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period17/07/0619/07/06

Keywords

  • Efficiency
  • Healthcare
  • Location
  • Patient
  • Positioning
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Tracking
  • WiFi
  • Wireless

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    Mukherjee, S., Jones, K., O'Shea, M., & Peng, X. H. (2006). The digital patient push - Using location to streamline the surgical journey. In IET Conference Publications (520 ed.) https://doi.org/10.1049/cp:20060363