Support to the optimization of medical processes by semantic annotation of locations

Autores UPV
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CONGRESO Support to the optimization of medical processes by semantic annotation of locations

Abstract

Currently, companies tends to standardize their processes in order to optimize them. This practice could be applied in the medical scope too, where provide patients the best care is essential. The necessary information for the optimization is obtained detecting the activities that are occurring at each moment and their duration. Nowadays, these information is provided manually by the processes actors, noting it down on paper or digitally. Taking advantage of that hospitals are recently equipping their buildings with Real-Time Location Systems to monitor their actives and to provide people locations, the authors propose that, is possible to know the activity of the process that the patient is doing due to a semantic associated with the locations. This paper describes a methodology to perform the semantic mapping and the data collection.