Development of Inpatient Management System Using Context-Aware Computing Technology
Jung-Heui Oh1, Jai-woo Oh2

1Jung-Heui Oh, Department of Sport Industry Studies, Yonsei University, Korea, East Asian.

2Jai-woo Oh Department of Health Management & Education, Kyungdong University, Korea, East Asian.

Manuscript received on 08 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 June 2019 | PP: 28-35 | Volume-8 Issue-8S2 June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H10060688S219©BEIESP

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Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop an inpatient management system to improve medical service and prevent safety accidents using context-aware information. Methods/Statistical analysis: To provide efficient medical services and improve quality, sensor module technology to analyze the patient conditions, as well as gateway technology for data transmission, have been applied. In addition, context-aware technology(patients approaching restricted areas, emergency state notifications such as falling) has been applied to prevent safety accidents for patients. Findings: This study examined the effect of using bodily information, bio information, and exercise information in patient treatment to improve medical services. This study also researched a patient management system to prevent safety accidents. The following conclusions were reached through experimentation. First, sharing and managing the information necessary for patient treatment, such as inpatients exercise, biological information, etc., is effective for recovery in chronic disease patients. Also, according to experiment results for the safety accident prevention system, a safety alarm is generated on a device worn by patients when approaching a specified restricted area within the medical institution. Second, investigation was done into errors generated by the beacon-based communication technology in the collected information due to medical equipment and obstacles in the medical institution. The technology operates normally without interference from medical equipment within specified zones. Third, the safety accident status of patients during accidents was promptly delivered. Context-aware data and the algorithm provided information on safety accidents and relevant locations to medical staff and related parties. Improvements/Applications: From the study results, inpatients medical service was able to be improved using context-aware data collected from a sensor module, safety accidents were able to be prevented, and prompt action was able to be taken when safety accidents had occurred.

Keywords: BLE Beacon, Indoor Positioning Technology, Internet of Things, Healthcare Service Model, Context-Aware Computing
Scope of the Article: Healthcare Informatics