Emergency department overview - Improving the dynamic capabilities using an event-driven information architecture
Paper in proceedings, 2016
It is challenging to get an overview and understand- ing of what is going on at an emergency department (ED). This is due to the sometimes turbulent work environment and a large variation in patient processes. To increase the dynamic capability and responsiveness of an ED, it is important that the staff and patients have an overview of what is going on and what will happen in the coming hours. This paper presents a smart online support software that shows the current state of the ED as well as a prediction of the coming hours. The software has been developed as a case study of using agile development ideas when developing new systems for hospitals. The result shows that the use of the event-driven information architecture for healthcare (EVAH) enabled a rapid development of a successful running application, helping the nurses getting an overview of current situation and the coming hours.