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Tablet-based clinical decision support system for hospitalised older adults

Tablet-based clinical decision support system for hospitalised older adults

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This review provides an overview of the literature on a broad range of tablet-based healthcare applications in hospital care settings. Most of the systems described are either in their development stage or simulation stage but not actually implemented in the hospital care (exceptions to systems conducted clinical trials). Further focused research is required in such applications with respect to their clinical implementation, end-user acceptability, evaluation by medical professionals and security and privacy.

Chapter Contents:

  • 16.1 Introduction
  • 16.2 Need for a decision support and monitoring system
  • 16.3 Background and literature review
  • 16.3.1 Clinical decision support for inpatient care
  • 16.3.2 Mobile-based clinical decision support for assistive care for older adults
  • 16.4 Current issues and challenges in hospital care
  • 16.4.1 Data processing and analysis
  • 16.4.2 ICT and infrastructure
  • 16.5 Vital signs interpretation
  • 16.5.1 Individualised monitoring
  • 16.5.2 Weighted parameters
  • 16.5.3 Multilayer diagnosis
  • 16.5.4 Physical signs detection using multiple vital signs
  • 16.6 Results and validation
  • 16.6.1 Real-time testing of physical signs detection model
  • 16.7 Discussion
  • 16.8 Conclusion
  • 16.9 Conflict of interest statement
  • References

Inspec keywords: health care; handicapped aids; decision support systems; medical administrative data processing; notebook computers; geriatrics

Other keywords: security; tablet-based clinical decision support system; tablet-based healthcare applications; medical professionals; hospitalised older adults; clinical trials; hospital care settings; privacy

Subjects: Biology and medical computing; Decision support systems; Microcomputers; Medical administration; Aids for the handicapped; Computer assistance for persons with handicaps

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