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Developing A Guideline for Hospital Tracking and Monitoring Systems Evaluation

AlRashid, Awad, ATKINS, Anthony and CAMPION, Russell (2018) Developing A Guideline for Hospital Tracking and Monitoring Systems Evaluation. In: Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Computers in Management and Business. ACM Press, pp. 74-78. ISBN 978-1-4503-6423-2

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Enhancing patients' quality of care initiatives have been gaining increasing importance in the agendas of healthcare policy makers. This paper aims to provide a guideline to support decisions maker in evaluating indoor locating technologies, tracking and monitoring systems in healthcare sector. The paper provides an overview of indoors locating and real-time tracking technologies, discusses location-based services (LBS) and introduces the performance metrics of real-time location systems (RTLS). Next, the most important types of RTLS were covered, including GPS, infrared, ultrasound, and radio frequency, the last of which covers the remaining technologies: radio frequency identification (RFID), wireless local area network (WLAN/Wi-Fi), Bluetooth, ZigBee, ultra-wideband (UWB), FM radio, Near-Field communication (NFC) and Hybrids. Additionally, the paper compares various RTLS in Smart hospitals, using the performance metrics outlined, and then using these comparisons to see how fairly to evaluate and select an appropriate system, considering the hospital's various circumstances.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Additional Information: Presented at The 2018 International Conference on Computers in Management and Business (ICCMB '18); Conference Date: Oxford, United Kingdom — May 25 - 27, 2018 ** From Crossref via Jisc Publications Router. ** Licence for VoR version of this article starting on 25-05-2018: http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/copyright_policy#Background
Faculty: School of Computing and Digital Technologies > Computing
SWORD Depositor: JISC pubrouter
Depositing User: JISC pubrouter
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 10:00
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2018 08:46
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/4696

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