Usefulness of wireless technologies to improve emergency department's patient care

David Claudio, Maria A. Velazquez, Wilfredo Bravo-Llerena, Gül E. Okudan, Andris Freivalds

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The use of wireless technology and bio-sensors in healthcare applications has been proposed and successfully implemented in previous studies. While its use in healthcare seems promising the perceived utility and usefulness of such systems has not been assessed in detail. User feedback is crucial as it would determine the attitude towards using the technology and ultimately its success. This article presents the results of a study in which the perceived value and usefulness of wireless monitoring devices were assessed from the perspective of the patient and the nurses in the Emergency Department (ED). A field test in a real emergency department was conducted using wireless technology to monitor patient's vital signs. Both patients and nurses were asked to provide their feedback on utility and value of the wireless system in the form of a questionnaire. The results present the perceived usefulness and value of the technology for the two populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 2010
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Jun 5 2010Jun 9 2010


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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