Evolution of an automatic vital signs acquisition system integrated to an electronic medical record

  • Joaquin Burgan Departamento de Informática en Salud, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Jorge A. Garbino Departamento de Informática en Salud, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Marcelo R. Risk Departamento de Informática en Salud, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina.
  • Daniel Luna Departamento de Informática en Salud, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract

Abstract— The automatic vital signs acquisition aims to reduce the time of data entry, to eliminate the errors that are produced by the transcription, to help in the clinical workflow, to enrich the documentation and to keep it up to date. For several years the Italian Hospital of Buenos Aires has been developing systems for the integration of medical equipment into its Electronic Medical Record system. As part of a plan for continuous improvement and as part of a process of accreditation with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the need arises to extend the scope of this integration to all hospital medical equipment present in all critical care areas. The newly developed system, besides allowing the user to take the data exported by the multi-parameter monitors and save them in the patient's medical record being treated, adds new functionalities such as validation of the patient's identity and selection of the monitor through barcoding, and compatibility with the various multi-parameter monitors in critical care areas. A high level of user acceptance was achieved and indicators are being generated to quantify the expected benefits. Keywords— Electronic Medical Record, Vital Signs, Bedside, Multi-parameter Monitors.

Author Biographies

Joaquin Burgan, Departamento de Informática en Salud, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
desarrollador en el Área de Bioingeniería del Departamento de Informática en Salud del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.
Jorge A. Garbino, Departamento de Informática en Salud, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Coordinador en Innovación e Investigación del Departamento de Informática en Salud del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.
Marcelo R. Risk, Departamento de Informática en Salud, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina.
Jefe del Área Innovación e Investigación del Departamento de Informática en Salud del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires.
Daniel Luna, Departamento de Informática en Salud, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Jefe del Departamento de Informática en Salud del Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires
Published
2018-08-30
Section
Scientific articles