Pervasive Intelligent Decision Support System – Technology Acceptance in Intensive Care Units

  • Filipe PortelaEmail author
  • Jorge Aguiar
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
  • Álvaro Silva
  • Fernado Rua
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 206)


Intensive Care Units are considered a critical environment where the decision needs to be carefully taken. The real-time recognition of the condition of the patient is important to drive the decision process efficiently. In order to help the decision process, a Pervasive Intelligent Decision Support System (PIDSS) was developed. To provide a better comprehension of the acceptance of the PIDSS it is very important to assess how the users accept the system at level of usability and their importance in the Decision Making Process. This assessment was made using the four constructs proposed by the Technology Acceptance Methodology and a questionnaire-based approach guided by the Delphi Methodology. The results obtained so far show that although the users are satisfied with the offered information recognizing its importance, they demand for a faster system.


TAM INTCare Technology Acceptance Intensive Care Decision Support System Pervasive Technology Assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Filipe Portela
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jorge Aguiar
    • 1
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 1
  • Álvaro Silva
    • 2
  • Fernado Rua
    • 2
  1. 1.Algoritmi CenterUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Intensive Care UnitCentro Hospitalar do PortoPortoPortugal

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