Development of a web-based quality indicators monitoring system for long-term care facilities

Ean Wen Huang, Jung Chun Chen, Fei Ying Liu, Shwu Fen Chiou, Chingmiin Duh, Der Ming Liou, Suh Chin Wang

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Abstract

Population aging is an important issue in Taiwan. The percentage of elderly members of the population has been growing quickly during recent years. The requirements of long-term care for chronic and functionally impaired patients are rapidly increasing. Beside medical treatment, the needs of long-term care facilities are also continuously increasing. Among the variants of long-term care institutions, the quality of healthcare service varies widely and lacks an objective assessment indicator. In order to manage healthcare quality, Taiwan Long Term Care Association has defined six quality indicators including number of falls, nosocomial infections, use of physical restraints, non-planned weight gain or loss, pressure ulcers and non-planned transfers to acute hospitals. In order to facilitate, collect and calculate the indicators, the Association cooperates with us to implement a service system. The architecture of the system has four components including Data Collection Subsystem, Report Generation Subsystem, Aggregation and Analysis Subsystem and System Administration Subsystem. In this paper, we introduce and share our experience of the system's development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011
Pages1924-1928
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Oct 15 2011Oct 17 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011
Volume4

Other

Other2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period10/15/1110/17/11

Keywords

  • long term care
  • nursing home
  • quality indicators
  • web-based system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Huang, E. W., Chen, J. C., Liu, F. Y., Chiou, S. F., Duh, C., Liou, D. M., & Wang, S. C. (2011). Development of a web-based quality indicators monitoring system for long-term care facilities. In Proceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011 (pp. 1924-1928). [6098708] (Proceedings - 2011 4th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, BMEI 2011; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1109/BMEI.2011.6098708