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Miniati R.,University of Florence | Cecconi G.,University of Florence | Dori F.,University of Florence | Frosini F.,University of Florence | And 4 more authors.
Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS | Year: 2013

Clinical activities can be seen as results of precise and defined events' succession where every single phase is characterized by a waiting time which includes working duration and possible delay. Technology makes part of this process. © 2013 IEEE. Source


Miniati R.,University of Florence | Cecconi G.,University of Florence | Frosini F.,University of Florence | Dori F.,University of Florence | And 4 more authors.
IFMBE Proceedings | Year: 2014

Surgical area is one of the most critical components within the hospital system as it represents the core activity in terms of health services' production, patients' infections and technology management. Guaranteeing continuity of a safe and productive Operating Theatre (OT) is essential for hospitals. Post-surgery infections represent a serious issue in healthcare, where monitoring engineering parameters, related to the air system installation, is considered a proper indicator for the risk evaluation. Moreover, OT clinical activity must be continuously ensured not depending on technology failures and that activity should be planned for the highest usage in order to amortize and reduce the OT management costs (including fixed plus variable cost). Hence, this paper aims to design a Decision Support System (DSS) for a sustainable web-based application which is able to support decision makers with fast and usable online reports on patient safety, productivity and technology dotation in OT. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014. Source

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