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Abstract:
In high-critical medical fields instant information delivery is essential. Task-flow analyses within the transplantation unit of the Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen revealed that valuable time could be saved in pre-transplantation management being able to retrieve data of organ receivers ubiquitously. Inspired by this clinical scenario, a mobile application was designed and implemented providing surgeons with decision-relevant information on potential organ receivers. It assists them in considering the prospects of forthcoming organ transplantations and facilitates decision making and documentation with regard to high security demands. The described system services three organ receiver lists and is used by the surgeons in every transplantation procedure. After a 6-month period of clinical usage, the system has been evaluated in terms of handling, clinical benefit and total time savings. Intuitive, ubiquitous access to decision-relevant patient data and authenticated documentation were the major improvements with average total time savings of 50 min in comparison to the old system.
Reference:
Mobile decision support for transplantation patient data A. Krause, D. Hartl, F. Theis, M. Stangl, K. Gerauer, A. MehlhornIn International Journal of Medical Informatics, volume 73, 2004
Bibtex Entry:
@article{krause04mobilet M{\"u}nchen revealed that valuable time could be saved in pre-transplantation management being able to retrieve data of organ receivers ubiquitously. Inspired by this clinical scenario, a mobile application was designed and implemented providing surgeons with decision-relevant information on potential organ receivers. It assists them in considering the prospects of forthcoming organ transplantations and facilitates decision making and documentation with regard to high security demands. The described system services three organ receiver lists and is used by the surgeons in every transplantation procedure. After a 6-month period of clinical usage, the system has been evaluated in terms of handling, clinical benefit and total time savings. Intuitive, ubiquitous access to decision-relevant patient data and authenticated documentation were the major improvements with average total time savings of 50 min in comparison to the old system.},
	Author = {Andreas Krause and Dominic Hartl and Fabian Theis and Manfred Stangl and Klaus Gerauer and Alexander Mehlhorn},
	Doi = {10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2004.04.003},
	Journal = {International Journal of Medical Informatics},
	Pages = {461-464},
	Title = {Mobile decision support for transplantation patient data},
	Volume = {73},
	Year = {2004}}