InEDvance: Advanced IT in Support of Emergency Department Management: Advanced IT in support of emergency department management

Segev Wasserkrug, Ohad Greenshpan, Yariv N. Marmor, Boaz Carmeli, Pnina Vortman, Fuad Basis, Dagan Schwartz, Avishai Mandelbaum

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Emergency Departments (ED) are highly dynamic environments comprising complex multi-dimensional patient-care processes. In recent decades, there has been increased pressure to improve ED services, while taking into account various aspects such as clinical quality, operational efficiency, and cost performance. Unfortunately, the information systems in today's EDs cannot access the data required to provide a holistic view of the ED in a complete and timely fashion. What does exist is a set of disjoint information systems that provide some of the required data, without any additional structured tools to manage the ED processes. We present a concept for the design of an IT system that provides advanced management functionality to the ED. The system is composed of three major layers: data collection, analytics, and the user interface. The data collection layer integrates the IT systems that already exist in the ED and newly introduced systems such as sensor-based patient tracking. The analytics component combines methods and algorithms that turn the data into valuable knowledge. An advanced user interface serves as a tool to help make intelligent decisions based on that knowledge. We also describe several scenarios that demonstrate the use and impact of such a system on ED management. Such a system can be implemented in gradual stages, enabling incremental and ongoing improvements in managing the ED care processes. The multi-disciplinary vision presented here is based on the authors' extensive experience and their collective records of accomplishment in emergency departments, business optimization, and the development of IT systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNext Generation Information Technologies and Systems - 7th International Conference, NGITS 2009, Revised Selected Papers
Pages86-95
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event7th International Conference on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, NGITS 2009 - Haifa, Israel
Duration: 16 Jun 200918 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5831 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Next Generation Information Technologies and Systems, NGITS 2009
Country/TerritoryIsrael
CityHaifa
Period16/06/0918/06/09

Keywords

  • Healthcare
  • Management
  • Hospital
  • ED
  • Business
  • Intelligence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'InEDvance: Advanced IT in Support of Emergency Department Management: Advanced IT in support of emergency department management'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this