Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Technology(ICMT-13)

Real-time Short Message Services Application to Reduce Operating Room Turnover Time

Authors
Leu Jun-Der, Chiu Yu-Hui, Ku Hsueh-Ling
Corresponding Author
Leu Jun-Der
Available Online November 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmt-13.2013.182How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Computerized Scheduling System, Automated SMS, Turnover Time.
Abstract
This study examined the interaction between computerized operating room scheduling systems and operators. The study evaluated the management performance of operating room scheduling in terms of the turnaround time. Operating rooms deliver instant medical information regarding surgical patients to operators through automated short message services (SMS), combined with a computerized scheduling system; This study assessed the difference in operational efficiency before and after the function was integrated. The turnover time reduced from 25.20 minutes to 24.89 minutes, with the standard deviation of 19.85 in the control group and 16.64 minutes in the experimental group. The P value was 0.000 while the t value was 4.889, suggesting a statistical difference. The telephone costs of operating rooms were reduced from NTD 6 per operation to NTD1.5; the satisfaction rate was 96.1 % among operators and 96.6 % among operating room nurses. Operating rooms’ application of automated SMS by computerized scheduling systems has shown the advantages of being economic, efficient, instant, convenient, and accessible at all times. In the meantime, it establishes a platform for communication between the two parties. The application not only properly controls the turnover time in each operating room, but also enhances the efficiency of operating room scheduling, reduces telephones costs of operating rooms, and improves the satisfaction of medical personnel with their work.
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Proceedings
3rd International Conference on Multimedia Technology(ICMT-13)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
November 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-89-5
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmt-13.2013.182How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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