Tag: decision support

The Opportunity of Vital Signs Monitoring and Clinical Decision Support

Improving patient safety though better patient monitoring Vital signs monitoring is essential at every stage of the patient journey, from triage, diagnosis to discharge and transfer of care. During admission to hospital, patients often show signs of acute physical deterioration before a serious event occurs, such as cardiac arrest. Current variation in vital signs charts, …

A Public Health Calculator Website for Kiwis

Calibrated for Kiwis As a small country in the South Pacific, our uniqueness is often overlooked by health science researchers. Medical assessment tools are created and used based on research conducted in other countries with larger populations. While we have many similarities with these populations, we are not an identical match. Which is why one …

Knowledge is Power

Summer of Research project by Seyedjamal (Jamal) Zolhavarieh, AUT, supervised by Dave Parry. While the discovery of new health information is always a good thing, it can lead to difficulties. Doctors and specialists are required to actively ensure they are informed about the latest innovations and news in their field. This includes the latest clinical …

Building a surgical outcome calculator for New Zealand patients

For patients and clinicians, deciding whether to go ahead with major surgery or not can be difficult. Your surgeon and anaesthetist will discuss both the benefits and risks of having surgery to help with the shared decision making process. In the past, many clinicians have found it difficult to accurately assess the risk of having …

Vital Sign Monitoring and Decision Support System

During admission to hospital, patients often show signs of acute physical deterioration before a serious event occurs. Current variation in vital signs charts, early warning scores, skills and knowledge of responders and availability of responders in hospitals means these patients may not receive timely, expert care when they need it, potentially leading to severe consequences. …