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Personalized Alert Notifications and Evacuation Routes in Indoor Environments
Ignacio Aedo,Shuxin Yu,Paloma Díaz,Pablo Acu?a,Teresa Onorati
Sensors , 2012, DOI: 10.3390/s120607804
Abstract: The preparedness phase is crucial in the emergency management process for reaching an adequate level of readiness to react to potential threats and hazards. During this phase, emergency plans are developed to establish, among other procedures, evacuation and emergency escape routes. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can support and improve these procedures providing appropriate, updated and accessible information to all people in the affected zone. Current emergency management and evacuation systems do not adapt information to the context and the profile of each person, so messages received in the emergency might be useless. In this paper, we propose a set of criteria that ICT-based systems could achieve in order to avoid this problem adapting emergency alerts and evacuation routes to different situations and people. Moreover, in order to prove the applicability of such criteria, we define a mechanism that can be used as a complement of traditional evacuation systems to provide personalized alerts and evacuation routes to all kinds of people during emergency situations in working places. This mechanism is composed by three main components: CAP-ONES for notifying emergency alerts, NERES for defining emergency plans and generating personalized evacuation routes, and iNeres as the interface to receive and visualize these routes on smartphones. The usability and understandability of proposed interface has been assessed through a user study performed in a fire simulation in an indoor environment. This evaluation demonstrated that users considered iNeres easy to understand, to learn and to use, and they also found very innovative the idea to use smartphones as a support for escaping instead of static signals on walls and doors.
A Computer-Based ICU Patient Alert And Decision Support System
Shashi Gunawardane,Ravindra Koggalage,Ranga Rodrigo,Senaka Rajapakse
Sri Lanka Journal of Critical Care , 2009,
Abstract: The safety of critically ill patients in intensive care units is an important aspect of medical care. Many human factors contribute to deficiencies and errors in patient care in the intensive care setting, such as long working hours, high levels of stress, lack of enough people, may cause human errors and affecting the effectiveness of the decisions of the physician. Several attempts have been made to increase the effectiveness of such decisions by issuing early alerts on adverse patient conditions. However, such alerts are based on single parameter variations, and not on the relationship between multiple parameter variations. We developed a computer-based model is an integrated solution which identifies adverse patient events based on multiple parameter variations, and then provides predictive treatment suggestions based on the likely clinical conditions which result in the parameter variations. The proposed system follows an interactive communication cycle in order to properly notify the responsible treating physicians at different tiers of responsibility. Our model is capable of early identification of adverse conditions and providing suitable treatment suggestions, thus acting as a decision support system to assist the treating physician.
Unite Clinic: Connecting Clinics Online
Supriya Dadabhau Tambe,Nikhil Gorksh Pawar,Mahadev Sudhakar Garad,Sagar Ravindra Patil
International Journal of Soft Computing & Engineering , 2013,
Abstract: This system is designed to improve clinical workflow, and perform advanced appointment scheduling. This application shows how clinics and patient are connected online through web based application. In today’s life no one has time to visit clinic and wait for appointment. This application will help for getting online appointment. Patient can get appointment through SMS or Internet. Receptionist will manage all the appointment. Doctor can make his schedule according to patient’s appointment. Patient can see online how many people are waiting for appointment. Doctor will upload all the patient medical history on website. This information is visible to only that patient and to the visiting Doctors. Thus privacy is maintained. As patient and clinic are connected online if patient goes from one clinic to another clinic, visited clinics doctor can see medical history of that patient and personal information of patient. It is waiting room solution. All this services provided to users at free of cost.
Completude dos dados do Programa de Controle da Tuberculose no Sistema de Informa??o de Agravos de Notifica??o no Estado do Espírito Santo, Brasil: uma análise do período de 2001 a 2005
Moreira, Cláudia Maria Marques;Maciel, Ethel Leonor Noia;
Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia , 2008, DOI: 10.1590/S1806-37132008000400007
Abstract: objective: to investigate the completeness of tuberculosis control program records for the 2001-2005 period in the case registry database of the state of espírito santo, brazil. methods: a descriptive study using secondary data analysis. the following variables were studied: race/color; educational level, supervised treatment, sputum culture at treatment outcome, hiv status, smear sputum microscopy at the sixth month of treatment and treatment outcome. results: using technical parameters of the case registry database of the brazilian national ministry of health regarding the percentage of completeness of data on the reporting forms, the tuberculosis database of the state of espírito santo can be classified as fair to excellent. the state of espírito santo has 78 cities, 8 of which are considered priorities for tuberculosis control. for the variables studied, the cities not considered priorities presented better completeness of records than did those considered priorities, the exception being the variable treatment outcome, for which the percentage of completeness was comparable among all of the cities. conclusions: since the cities that are considered priorities accounted for 70.2% of the total number of reports, the responsible officials in those cities should improve the quality of those reports in terms of the completeness of forms and the updating of data, which are fundamental to the reliability of epidemiological analyses. that will make it possible to plan activities aimed at the prevention and control of tuberculosis in the state.
Epidemiological Profile of Leprosy in the Brazilian state of Piauí between 2003 and 2008
Sousa, Manoel Wilkley Gomes de;Silva, Darline Carvalho;Carneiro, Lucianna Rodrigues;Almino, Maria Luisa Brito Ferreira;Costa, Ana Lúcia Fran?a da;
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia , 2012, DOI: 10.1590/S0365-05962012000300006
Abstract: background: leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by mycobacterium leprae. it is considered a major public health issue in developing countries. objectives: to evaluate the clinical and epidemiological profile of leprosy patients between 2003 and 2008 in the state of piauí, to analyze detection and prevalence rates in the general population and in the population of children under 15 years of age, and to evaluate the predominant clinical forms. methods: data were obtained from the notifiable diseases database of the state health department, piauí, brazil. medical records are retrieved from patients' charts using a specific questionnaire and the collected data is then entered into the database system. results: of the 12,238 cases of leprosy reported in this period, 85% represented new cases. the mean overall annual detection rate was 54 cases/100,000 habitants. the rate for children under 15 years of age was 15.3 cases/100,000 habitants. overall, 52.18% of the patients were male; 64.66% were between 20 and 59 years of age; and 53.53% had the paucibacillary form of leprosy. nevertheless, in 88.82% of cases of the paucibacillary form of the disease, more than five lesions were present, while in 10.55% of cases of the multibacillary form of the disease, no lesions were present. over 20% of patients had some degree of disability. conclusion: these indicators point to a high circulation of bacilli in the community and highlight the extreme difficulty experienced by the primary healthcare network in organizing itself in order to ensure that patients with this complex disease receive an accurate and early diagnosis.
Confiabilidade do diagnóstico final de dengue na epidemia 2001-2002 no Município do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Toledo, Ana Lucia Araujo de;Escosteguy, Claudia Caminha;Medronho, Roberto de Andrade;Andrade, Flávia Coutinho de;
Cadernos de Saúde Pública , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-311X2006000500006
Abstract: this study analyzed the reliability of the final diagnosis in the 155,242 dengue reports during the 2001-2002 epidemic in the city of rio de janeiro, brazil, using the official information system on communicable diseases (sinan). the system allows the following options for the final diagnosis: classic dengue, dengue hemorrhagic fever, discarded, inconclusive, and unknown. we built a classification routine in epi info to compare the final diagnosis from sinan with ministry of health criteria. according to the final diagnosis, the case breakdown was: 52.4% classic dengue; 0.6% dengue hemorrhagic fever; 0.9% discarded; 46% inconclusive and unknown. the revised diagnosis showed that 78% of classic dengue, 69% of dengue hemorrhagic fever, and 21.1% of discarded cases met the classification criteria. although the reliability of the sinan final diagnosis was generally satisfactory (kappa = 0.681; 95%ci: 0.685-0.677), it was worse for fatal cases (kappa = 0.152; 95%ci: 0.046-0.258). considering the epidemic's magnitude, the final diagnosis of classic dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever was satisfactory, but the high proportion of inconclusive or unknown cases and the poor quality of information for fatal cases limit the usefulness of sinan in this context.
A utiliza??o da Internet na notifica??o dos defeitos congênitos na Declara??o de Nascido Vivo em quatro maternidades públicas do Município de S?o Paulo, Brasil
Nicola, Pablo Domingos Rodrigues de;Cernach, Mirlene Cecília Soares Pinho;Perez, Ana Beatriz Alvarez;Brunoni, Decio;
Cadernos de Saúde Pública , 2010, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-311X2010000700017
Abstract: the aim of this study was to improve the completion of item 34 on birth certificates at four maternity hospitals in the city of s?o paulo, brazil, in the year 2008. the database of the municipal health department's information system on live births was used to monitor trends in reporting birth defects. an electronic web-based medical record was used to refer indeterminate cases to a leading medical genetics referral center. the electronic medical record contained the patient history, physical examination, and photographs of the newborn. four maternity hospitals were assessed, with a total of 10,000 births during the year. none of the four hospitals had a staff geneticist. according to the information system on live births, there was an increase in the number of birth defects reported by the four maternity hospitals when compared to previous years and to records for the city of s?o paulo as a whole. based on the findings, the web-based referral and counter-referral method proved efficient.
Avalia??o da subnotifica??o de casos de Aids no Município do Rio de Janeiro com base em dados do sistema de informa??es hospitalares do Sistema único de Saúde
Ferreira, Vanja Maria Bessa;Portela, Margareth Crisóstomo;
Cadernos de Saúde Pública , 1999, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-311X1999000200016
Abstract: data from the hospital information system (sih-sus) were linked to data from the aids case reporting system (sinan) to assess the level of under-reporting of aids cases in the city of rio de janeiro. a high level of unreported cases(42.7%) was observed for patients treated in hospitals under brazil's unified health system in the city of rio. bivariate analysis showed an association between reporting to the sinan and age, principal diagnosis, and type of hospital.
Sistemas de informa??o oficiais de meningite criptocócica, estado do Rio de Janeiro
Leimann,Beatriz Consuelo Quinet; Koifman,Rosalina Jorge;
Revista de Saúde Pública , 2009, DOI: 10.1590/S0034-89102009005000029
Abstract: the study aimed to compare the epidemiological profile of crytococcal meningitis in different information systems, thus assessing to what extent the profile available in the sistema de informa??o de agravos de notifica??o (information system for notifiable diseases) reflected cryptococcal meningitis occurrences in the state of rio de janeiro, southeastern brazil, between 2002 and 2004. that database was compared to a new database comprised of cryptococcal meningitis cases from this system, from the assessoria de meningite da secretaria de saúde do estado do rio de janeiro (state department of health meningitis advisory committee), and from the instituto estadual de infectologia s?o sebasti?o (state institute of infectious diseases) laboratory records. the system detected 65.7% of the cases present in the new database. the percentage of patients with aids as a pre-existing disease was similar in both databases (26% and 24.9%). thus, even though cryptococcal meningitis incidence is underreported in the system, the profile of notified cases reflects the profile of the total number of cases.
A Personalized Stock Investors Alert System
Jameela Al-Jaroodi,Nader Mohamed
Journal of Software , 2009, DOI: 10.4304/jsw.4.8.875-882
Abstract: Stock investors all agree that one of the hardest things they have to do is keep up with the rapid changes in the markets. The Internet carries a huge amount of up-to-the minute information for investors such as current stock prices, exchange rates, sales volumes, latest deals, trading averages, organizations’ performance and financial information, oil and other goods prices, and much more. Although such stock-related information is publicly and freely available on the Internet, investors face difficulties tracking the changes and updates fast enough to make sound investment decisions. This paper proposes a system to monitor stock and other stock-related information available from web services or dynamic HTML documents on the Internet. This system can deal with public information available on the Internet on a single or multiple websites and from a single or multiple web services as the information sources. The system allows investors to use these sources to create personalized stock monitoring criteria and then receive updated notifications from the system based on the specified criteria. The public information is treated as a set of Internet variables used to define stock monitoring criteria based on the specific investor’s requirements. Based on the defined criteria, SMS and/or email notification messages can be generated and sent to the investor notifying him/her whenever the criteria are met. A number of applications related to stock investments can benefit form this system to provide real-time useful information to the investors.
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