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The efficient and reliable capture of vital signs and other bedside data in the non-ICU setting has been a challenging problem for the medical informatics community. The problem is compounded by the complexities associated with storage of this data into an electronic medical record system (EMRS). There are a lack of off-the-shelf solutions that satisfy the basic system requirements of bedside data capture, user authentication, data validation prior to storage, error handling, and convenience. With the current state of technology available, we feel the solution to this problem requires the presence of a PC with custom interface software at the bedside. This allows for the successful interface between available vital signs capture devices, existing EMRSs, and the user. This presentation summarizes the alternatives we found and our proposed solution to this important problem.'
biomedical informatics, electronic health records, electronic medical records, EHR, EMR, randomized controlled trial, vital signs, data collection
ARUP Laboratories, Salt Lake City Utah
Kroth, Philip J.. "Improving Accuracy of Vital Signs Capture Using Bedside Computerized Reminders for Nurses — Preliminary Results." (2014). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/hslic-posters-presentations/1