SMART: Mobile Patient Monitoring in an
Thomas Stair and
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Esteban Pino: Universidad de ConcepciÃ³n, Chile
Dorothy Curtis: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Thomas Stair: Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital, USA
Lucila Ohno-Machado: University of California San Diego, USA
International Journal of Healthcare Delivery Reform Initiatives (IJHDRI), 2009, vol. 1, issue 4, 1-16
Patient monitoring is important in many contexts: at mass-casualty disaster sites, in improvised emergency wards, and in emergency room waiting areas. Given the positive history of use of monitoring systems in the hospital during surgery, in the recovery room, or in an intensive care unit, the authors sought to use recent technological advances to enable patient monitoring in more diverse circumstances: at home, while traveling, and in some less well-monitored areas of a hospital. This paper presents the authorsâ€™ experiences designing, implementing and deploying a wireless disaster management system prototype in a real hospital environment. In addition to a review of related systems, the sensors, algorithms and infrastructure used in our implementation are presented. Finally, general guidelines for ubiquitous methodologies and tools are shared based on the lessons learned from the actual implementation.
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