Telemedical System in the Blood Transfusion Service: Usage Analysis

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 207)

Abstract

Partners FE, KROG and ZTM (alphabetical order) as stated in acknowledgemetns, have developed, manufactured and installed a telemedical system into the blood transfusion service of Slovenia. The system was installed in eleven hospitals, offering blood transfusion services and two blood transfusion centers. The system was in use for nearly seven years. After period of operation, system state snapshot was performed and analyzed. The analysis was focused on per hospital usage preferences through time. Distribution of patients ABO RhD blood typing was also analyzed. In the paper the telemedical system is presented. The method of data collection and data analysis methods are described. The final section presents results accompanied with discussion where economical impact of the telemedical system in comparison to the manual operation is briefly presented.

Keywords

telemedicine blood transfusion teleconsulting telemedical system blood typing pre-transfusion testing economical impact of telemedicine usage analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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