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Real-time Medical Devices Inventory Tracking – a Hands-on Experience


Rodrigues, Bruno; Scheid, Eder J; Willems, Julius; Stiller, Burkhard (2023). Real-time Medical Devices Inventory Tracking – a Hands-on Experience. In: NOMS 2023-2023 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, Miami, FL, USA, 8 May 2023 - 12 May 2023. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 10154401.

Abstract

The recent pandemic posed a challenge to several healthcare systems, exposing limited resources and inefficiency in managing PMDs (Portable Medical Devices). This paper reports the experience of an approach enabling hospitals to efficiently find their resources and maximize the usage of PMDs in emergency situations, such as pandemics or natural disasters, when a sudden increase in demand may be anticipated. The key novelty relies on the use of smartphones provided to hospital employees replacing typical stationary gateways spread across a hospital, functioning as mobile gateways with a front-end that assists staff in locating PMDs. As employees approach tagged PMDs, they update their locations in a real-time inventory tracker, delivering accurate data. Experiments were evaluated by contrasting two techniques (fingerprinting and multilateration) based on two different locations (an office and an apartment complex) in Zürich.

Abstract

The recent pandemic posed a challenge to several healthcare systems, exposing limited resources and inefficiency in managing PMDs (Portable Medical Devices). This paper reports the experience of an approach enabling hospitals to efficiently find their resources and maximize the usage of PMDs in emergency situations, such as pandemics or natural disasters, when a sudden increase in demand may be anticipated. The key novelty relies on the use of smartphones provided to hospital employees replacing typical stationary gateways spread across a hospital, functioning as mobile gateways with a front-end that assists staff in locating PMDs. As employees approach tagged PMDs, they update their locations in a real-time inventory tracker, delivering accurate data. Experiments were evaluated by contrasting two techniques (fingerprinting and multilateration) based on two different locations (an office and an apartment complex) in Zürich.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Scopus Subject Areas:Physical Sciences > Software
Physical Sciences > Artificial Intelligence
Physical Sciences > Computer Networks and Communications
Social Sciences & Humanities > Information Systems and Management
Physical Sciences > Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Physical Sciences > Modeling and Simulation
Scope:Discipline-based scholarship (basic research)
Language:English
Event End Date:12 May 2023
Deposited On:09 Feb 2024 11:07
Last Modified:06 Mar 2024 14:41
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Series Name:IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS)
ISSN:1542-1201
ISBN:978-1-6654-7716-1
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/noms56928.2023.10154401
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:24401