Processing time for an online geriatric assessment tool

Gray, Len, Vincent, Rochelle, Martin-Khan, Melinda, Varghese, Paul and Wootton, Richard (2006). Processing time for an online geriatric assessment tool. In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6). 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth, Brisbane, Australia, (38-40). 24-25 August, 2006. doi:10.1258/135763306779380165


Author Gray, Len
Vincent, Rochelle
Martin-Khan, Melinda
Varghese, Paul
Wootton, Richard
Title of paper Processing time for an online geriatric assessment tool
Conference name 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 24-25 August, 2006
Proceedings title Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare: 6th International Conference on Successes and Failures in Telehealth (SFT-6)   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication London, England
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Publication Year 2006
DOI 10.1258/135763306779380165
ISSN 1357-633X
1758-1109
Volume 12
Issue Suppl. 3
Start page 38
End page 40
Total pages 3
Language eng
Abstract/Summary An online assessment system was developed as part of a geriatric profiling service. To examine efficiency, the information processing approach was compared with the conventional, paper-based assessment system. Ten cases in each group were studied. The median direct processing time was 43 min for manual assessment and 37 min for online assessment (P < 0.01). Time savings in online assessment were due to reduced processing time by nurses (elimination of manual preparation of the report) and administrators (no walking to the ward to collect assessments, more rapid communication through an alert system with reporting geriatricians). There were no time savings for the geriatricians. The median time taken (during working hours) from completion of the assessment by the nurse assessors to presentation of the full report at the ward was shorter using the online assessment system - 2 hrs 17 min vs 4 h 25 min - though not significantly (P= 0.17). After processing the first case, the assessing clinical staff did not want to continue to use the manual system.
Subjects 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
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Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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