Using Models and Simulation for Predicting Efficiency as a Measure of Success of Different Telemedicine Deployments

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Abstract

The planning and development of large-scale telemedicine system implementations throughout Europe motivates the need for cost effective ways to predict the level of their success in each new context. The efficiency of the system and that of the work process involving it influence the success of any telemedicine implementation, determining whether the existing healthcare staff will be able to manage their workload in their available time. This paper demonstrates by means of examples how we could use observations from repeated simulations of a nurse working with a telemedicine system in different contexts, which may differ in several ways, to predict the efficiency of the work process. The examples presented in the paper are based on previous experience with the use of telemedicine systems in Lothian, Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeTELEMED 2014 : The Sixth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
Pages230-235
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2014
EventeTELEMED 2014, The Sixth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 Mar 201427 Mar 2014

Conference

ConferenceeTELEMED 2014, The Sixth International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period23/03/1427/03/14

Keywords

  • telemedicine
  • telemonitoring
  • efficiency
  • scaling up
  • cognitive modelling
  • simulation

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