Development of a prototype multi-touch ECG diagnostic decision support system using mobile technology for monitoring cardiac patients at a distance

Lin, Meng Kuan and Mula, Joseph M. and Gururajan, Raj and Leis, John W. (2011) Development of a prototype multi-touch ECG diagnostic decision support system using mobile technology for monitoring cardiac patients at a distance. In: 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2011): Quality Research in Pacific Asia , 7-11 Jul 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

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The aim of this paper is to describe the development of a multi-touch measuring tool for a mobile ECG telehealth decision support system (DSS) prototype, which will be capable of providing remote mobile communication to speed up diagnostic decision making. The prototype developed is able to display three dimensional multi-layers on a mobile device such as a smart phone extracting ECG information from a web server. Users will have access to the mobile ECG decision support system whether their hand-held device runs Android OS, iPhone iOS and Window Mobile OS or any other multi-touch screen smart phone. By adopting the theory of technology acceptance, data is analyzed using content analysis to understand what is important and desirable in an ECG decision support system. Managing ECG patient care with modern wireless devices is expected to improve the quality of care. This new development offers an ECG diagnostic DSS that has proven to be simple to use by healthcare professionals delivering a patient's ECG data recording on a smart phone device in a readable format. This paper provides an example of a DSS prototype to deliver an ECG signal to a multi-touch hand-held device that is acceptable to users.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 00:38
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 23:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile electrocardiography; m-ECG; decision support system; DSS; multi-touch; health informatics; telehealth; medical informatics
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080605 Decision Support and Group Support Systems
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0805 Distributed Computing > 080502 Mobile Technologies
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology > 110201 Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods

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