Overcrowding in the Emergency Department: Could a Patient-centred Mobile App Change This Paradigm?

Inês Margarido, Ntumba Alpha, Nduami Junior, Jan Marin

Abstract

Overcrowding in the emergency department has been a growing worldwide problem. Some solutions have been put forth in the several points of the patient’s path mostly in order to provide a more efficient flow of patients within the ED. We propose, in this paper, a mobile app that could integrate real-time information of patients, emergency departments, medical emergency teams and general practitioners. This could help scatter the non-linear flow of patients before they arrive and ultimately improve not only quality of care but also better patient outcomes.

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in Harvard Style

Margarido I., Alpha N., Junior N. and Marin J. (2020). Overcrowding in the Emergency Department: Could a Patient-centred Mobile App Change This Paradigm?.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: ClinMed, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 363-367. DOI: 10.5220/0009365303630367


in Bibtex Style

@conference{clinmed20,
author={Inês Margarido and Ntumba Alpha and Nduami Junior and Jan Marin},
title={Overcrowding in the Emergency Department: Could a Patient-centred Mobile App Change This Paradigm?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: ClinMed,},
year={2020},
pages={363-367},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009365303630367},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: ClinMed,
TI - Overcrowding in the Emergency Department: Could a Patient-centred Mobile App Change This Paradigm?
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Margarido I.
AU - Alpha N.
AU - Junior N.
AU - Marin J.
PY - 2020
SP - 363
EP - 367
DO - 10.5220/0009365303630367