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Exploring the Relationship between Location and Behaviour in Out of Hours Hospital Care

Brown, Michael; Pinchin, James; Blum, Jesse; Sharples, Sarah; Shaw, Dominic; Housley, Gemma; Howard, Sam; Jackson, Susan; Flintham, Martin; Benning, Kelly; Blakey, John

Authors

Michael Brown

Jesse Blum

SARAH SHARPLES SARAH.SHARPLES@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Human Factors

Gemma Housley

Sam Howard

Susan Jackson

Kelly Benning

John Blakey



Abstract

'Out of Hours' (OoH) hospital care involves a small number of doctors covering a very large number of patients. These doctors are working in stressful environments, performing complex tasks and making difficult task prioritisation decisions, yet little data exists to aid in improving the working practices or to ensure junior doctors are adequately prepared for OoH working. Historically, this has been owing to complex and expensive processes to capture this data; however recent advances in indoor positioning technologies has the potential to automate and improve the capture and availability of data that may help alleviate the burden of OoH care on at a personal and hospital level. This paper describes our work to combine cutting edge indoor positioning technologies from OoH working with and a newly deployed in-ward electronic tasking system. Here we describe data collection via traditional methods, clinical tasking systems, and indoor positioning solutions. We further describe our understanding from such data of the effect of physical layout and current working practices on task completion and time spent in transit, which ultimately may inform improvements to working practice within OoH care. Finally we discuss potential relevance to other work domains. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.

Citation

Brown, M., Pinchin, J., Blum, J., Sharples, S., Shaw, D., Housley, G., …Blakey, J. (2014). Exploring the Relationship between Location and Behaviour in Out of Hours Hospital Care. In HCI International 2014 - Posters’ Extended Abstracts. HCI 2014. Proceedings, Part II (395-400). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07854-0_69

Conference Location Heraklion, Greece
Start Date Jun 22, 2014
End Date Jun 27, 2014
Publication Date 2014
Deposit Date Jan 23, 2023
Publisher Springer Verlag
Pages 395-400
Series Title Communications in Computer and Information Science
Series Number 435
Book Title HCI International 2014 - Posters’ Extended Abstracts. HCI 2014. Proceedings, Part II
ISBN 978-3-319-07853-3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07854-0_69
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/16230538
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-07854-0_69