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The Design of Maternity Monitoring System Using USN in Maternity Hospital

USN을 이용한 산모 모니터링 시스템 모델 설계

  • Lee, Seo-Joon (Dept. of Health Science, Healthcare Management, Korea University Graduate School) ;
  • Sim, Hyun-Jin (Dept. of Health Science, Healthcare Management, Korea University Graduate School) ;
  • Lee, A-Rom (Dept. of Health Science, Healthcare Management, Korea University Graduate School) ;
  • Lee, Tae-Ro (Dept. of Healthcare Management, College of Health Science, Korea University)
  • 이서준 (고려대학교 일반대학원 보건과학과) ;
  • 심현진 (고려대학교 일반대학원 보건과학과) ;
  • 이아롬 (고려대학교 일반대학원 보건과학과) ;
  • 이태로 (고려대학교 보건행정학과)
  • Received : 2013.03.05
  • Accepted : 2013.05.20
  • Published : 2013.05.31

Abstract

In contrast to the increase in demand for high quality healthcare, there is limited medical human resources such as doctors and nurses so an excessive amount of workload is being forced to them. Therefore, a patient monitoring system using USN(Ubiquitous Sensor Network) is becoming a solution. This paper proposes a patient monitoring system applying USN in maternity hospital to reduce the workload of nurses. According to the efficiency evaluation test based on the model of two university hospitals(S, K University Hospital) and their doctor's diagnosis, the results showed that under the circumstances that one nurse is in charge of 12 patients(6 normal delivery patients and 6 cesarean delivery patients), a total of 1,260 minutes of workload was saved during hospitalization period(5 days). Also, we compared the workload of nurses with or without our proposed system, and the figures showed that in case of normal delivery patients, the workload of nurses decreased by 50 minutes per patient, whereas in case of cesarean delivery patients, the workload of nurses decreased by 130 minutes per patient.

Keywords

u-Healthcare;Maternity Hospital;Monitoring System;Ubiquitous Sensor Network;Sensor