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What is Patient Monitoring

Handbook of Research on Developments in E-Health and Telemedicine: Technological and Social Perspectives
The acquisition and viewing of a patient’s physiological variables, with the aim of verifying his/her physiopathological state.
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Current State of Critical Patient Monitoring and Outstanding Challenges
A. Otero (University San Pablo CEU, Spain), P. Félix (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), and S. Barro (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-670-4.ch047
Technological advances in the fields of electronics and computer science have given rise to a considerable increase in the number of physiological parameters available to clinical staff for interpreting a patient’s state. However, owing to the limitations and flaws in current commercial monitoring devices, this has not resulted in a corresponding increase in healthcare quality. This chapter analyses the reasons why clinical staff are not making full use of information from the monitoring devices currently in use in critical care units; a review is made of the most salient proposals from the scientific literature in order to address the imbalance existing between the amount of data available and the improvement in healthcare; and those problems for which suitable solutions have yet to be found and which have, up until now, hindered the applications of said proposals to clinical routine are analysed.
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Information Architecture for Pervasive Healthcare Information Provision with Technological Implementation
Technology to enable monitoring of patients inside and outside of conventional clinical settings, which may increase access to care and decrease healthcare delivery costs.
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