Comparison of automated and manual vital sign collection at hospital wards

Jeffrey Wood, Joseph Finkelstein

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Abstract

Using a cross-over study design, vital signs were collected from 60 patients by 6 nurses. Each nurse was randomly assigned for manual vital sign collection in 5 patients and for automated data collection in other 5 patients. The mean time taken for vital signs information to be available in EMR was significantly (p <0.004) lower after automated data collection (158.7±67.0) than after the manual collection (4079.8±7091.8 s). The nursing satisfaction score of collecting vital signs was significantly lower (p <0.007) for the manual way (10.3±3.9) than for the automated way (16.5±3.4). We found that 30% of vital sign records were transmitted to EMR with at least one error after manual data collection whereas there wasno transmission error with automated data collection. Allparticipating nurses stated that the automated vital sign collection can improve their efficiency and save their time for direct patient care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare
PublisherIOS Press
Pages48-50
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781614992752
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Jul 5 2013Jul 7 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume190
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/5/137/7/13

Keywords

  • Physiological signal processing
  • blood pressure
  • personal health systems
  • pulse transit time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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