• Tom Christian Thomsen
  • Tove Berthold
  • Lars Yde
2 year, Master of Health Informatics (Continuing education) (Continuing Education Programme (Master))
The purpose of this paper is to investigate how the medical ward M1 at Sygehus Himmerland by implementation of a Real Time Location System (RTLS) is able to reduce time consumption during the recurring morning work process of clinical patient measurements within the allocated time-window of seventy-five minutes. The study comprise two sub-investigations focusing on How can RTLS be applied at medical ward M1 and how can RTLS be implemented at the medical ward M1 at Sygehus Himmerland
During the recurring work process the healthcare staff is heavily occupied carrying out for each patient nine clinical measurements each requiring instruments and equipment, which is in short supply, hence the hypothesis of the study is that a significant part of the available time during the work process is spent on non-value-activity i.e. search and waiting for instruments and equipment.
Publication date9 Jun 2014
Number of pages111
ID: 198658682