Medical Device Integration with Electronic Health Records: A Case Study of University of Nairobi Health Services, Kenya

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY

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Title Medical Device Integration with Electronic Health Records: A Case Study of University of Nairobi Health Services, Kenya
 
Creator Mugo, David Muchangi
Nzyoka, Benard Mutisya Nzyoka
Ng’ang’a , Stephen Mburu
 
Subject EMR
BPM
Interoperability
Restful
API
Integration
HL7/XML
Interoperability
 
Description In this study, we describe a demonstration in which available electronic medical records system (EMR) was successfully integrated with a wireless blood pressure monitor (BPM). This was implemented by adopting the use of RESTful Application Programming Interface (API) technologies and commonly established standards designed for medical devices interoperability. Before deploying the prototype, we conducted pilot tests at the University of Nairobi, nursing station to get feedback on the time spent using the conventional blood pressure data capture methods and the newly integrated application. Clinical data from the device was exchanged adhering to the HL7/XML standard communication protocol. The findings indicate a positive outcome was availed on the time taken for the blood pressure readings, time spent by the patient at the nursing station, doctor’s time to search the patients’ blood pressure readings as well as the data accuracy fed in the EMR system.
 
 
Publisher KHALSA PUBLICATIONS
 
Date 2020-01-06
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://rajpub.com/index.php/ijct/article/view/8480
10.24297/ijct.v20i.8480
 
Source INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY; Vol. 20 (2020); 14-21
2277-3061
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://rajpub.com/index.php/ijct/article/view/8480/7925
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 David Muchangi Mugo, Benard Mutisya Nzyoka Nzyoka, Stephen Mburu Ng’ang’a
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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