This paper is published in Volume-7, Issue-2, 2021
Area
Healthcare
Author
Dr. S. Saravana Kumar, Manickavasagam, Dr. Renuka Vidyashankar, Sameer Mehta
Org/Univ
Mehta Multispeciality Hospitals India Pvt Ltd, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Pub. Date
05 April, 2021
Paper ID
V7I2-1296
Publisher
Keywords
Healthcare, Automated Vitals Measurement, Technology, Kiosk, Quality

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Dr. S. Saravana Kumar, Manickavasagam, Dr. Renuka Vidyashankar, Sameer Mehta. Can an automated vitals kiosk machine deliver quality vital measurement?, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Dr. S. Saravana Kumar, Manickavasagam, Dr. Renuka Vidyashankar, Sameer Mehta (2021). Can an automated vitals kiosk machine deliver quality vital measurement?. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 7(2) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Dr. S. Saravana Kumar, Manickavasagam, Dr. Renuka Vidyashankar, Sameer Mehta. "Can an automated vitals kiosk machine deliver quality vital measurement?." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 7.2 (2021). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Vital signs monitoring is an important first step in the early detection of the clinical conditions of patients in a hospital OPD setting. In all hospitals, the vital measurements are recorded by trained staff nurses in OPD before a doctor consult. A Nurse is a very valuable and scarce resource in a hospital setting and repetitive mechanical tasks like measuring vitals need not be done by a nurse in an OPD and can be automated using a kiosk so that nurses can be redeployed for clinical care. India Health Link (IHL) self-service kiosks can measure parameters like Blood Pressure (BP), Body Mass Composition (BMC), Height, Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), Electrocardiogram (ECG), Pulse rate, Oxygen saturation (O2), Body Temperature and a 6 lead ECG – All basic parameters which are required pre doctor consult. If placed and used in a hospital setup, it could potentially reduce the time to doctor for all patients, since they need not wait for vitals reading by a dedicated medical professional. It could also help prioritize which patients may require the immediate attention of the doctor and whether the patient is to be treated in an emergency or can be redirected to OPD. It could also be advantageous if installed in public hospitals making it accessible to a large number of people, thus reducing the time to doctor by highlighting any abnormalities in vitals readings – and making the user aware of the same
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