2018 21st Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) (2018)
Prague, Czech Republic
Aug 29, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Current partially or even no automated in-hospital processes often allow unacceptable errors to occur, the effects of which may span from simple injury to mortality. Recent advances in the Internet of Things, smart tags and cloud technologies may decisively alter this fact and minimize such "never events". In this paper, MATISSE is presented as a smart hospital ecosystem, aiming to decisively decrease "never events" in the hospital value chain. Real-time drugs/pills lifetime/aptness verification and medication administration, patients' identification and association with drugs and medical exams, as well as real-time quality assessment are supported in the proposed ecosystem. The ecosystem leverages the exploitation of information lying in (dynamic) smart tags attached to physical and virtual entities of the ecosystem, as well as the integration of a smart medication cart. The paper presents the supported use cases and the architectural design of the proposed solution, while it provides insights in both the hardware and software assembly of the smart medication cart.
cloud computing, drugs, health care, hospitals, Internet of Things, medical information systems
C. Zachariadis, T. H. Velivassaki, T. Zahariadis, K. Railis and H. C. Leligou, "MATISSE: A Smart Hospital Ecosystem," 2018 21st Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD), Prague, Czech Republic, 2018, pp. 464-471.