Virtual Paper Presentations: Using technology to deliver effective, patient-centered health services

November 11, Thursday, 12:30-14:00 

Learn and be inspired by brief presentations of innovative programs, projects, and good practices from various organizations:

A multi-sensor integrated teleconsultation model for critically ill patients to enable timely conjoint resuscitation with intensivist in a district hospital
Presented by: Dr. Ming Ming Wilfred Lee
The presenters will share the experience of teleconsultation to ICU in a district hospital, in which a teleconsultation system integrated with high resolution video-conferencing and various Internet of medical things (IoMT), including digital stethoscope, remote ECG and point-of-care testing access, real-time streaming of ultrasound and endoscopy views were demonstrated. 

Implementing effective, sustainable acute care telemedicine programs: The neonatal tele-resuscitation paradigm
Presented by: Dr. Jennifer Fang
Successful acute care telemedicine programs allow organizations to expand their reach by supporting smaller hospitals that have limited experience caring for critically ill patients. During this presentation, attendees will learn about best practices for designing and implementing acute care telemedicine programs, such as telestroke, tele-emergency medicine, and neonatal tele-resuscitation. The presenters will review strategies for establishing effective and sustainable acute care telemedicine programs, including: 1) addressing a defined patient need or quality gap; 2) using an efficient clinical workflow and high-performing telemedicine platform; 3) establishing collaborative relationships with originating sites; and 4) measuring program performance, including process and outcome metrics. Thoughtful design and implementation are important as it impacts program adoption and scalability.

Critical Actions for Response and Escalation System (CARES): A combination of modern healthcare and advanced technology
Presented by: Dr. Kevin KF Wong
The implementation of CARES, coupled with modern technology (electronic early warning system), result in an increase in completeness of vital sign documentation in the presenter’s surgical ward, making the use of early warning score feasible and more practical. Moreover, the system was accepted and positively evaluated by the ward staff, showing its potential in improving clinical effectiveness and patients safety.

Follow-up call for patients diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2
Presented by: Artur Beja and Ana Tomaz
Taking advantage of the established clinical team and focused on a dynamic phone follow up, CPU unit adapted itself to swiftly respond to the current pandemic, allowing the monitoring and support of thousands of patients, preventing unnecessary visits to the hospital or other health care units.

Putting the healthcare workforces back onto the right tracks: The values of informatics-driven process automation in operating theatres
Presented by: Dr. Carmen Lam
Based on the presenter’s findings, Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) specimen auto-tracking system was installed in OT and specimen locations were auto-tracked and logged on the specimen coordinating dashboards. This spared nursing manpower from specimen checking. Auto-notification system was established to interface the OT readiness signals from ACIS to the staff paging system. This further  relocate nursing attention to patient-focused care and the quality of patient care will be augmented. To enhance patient experience in the perioperative journey, AI-chatbot “Family Link” was developed, through which the family could make instant enquiries into the operative status and information related to the operation. This helps offload the mental and psychological burdens of the family, particularly during COVID, which precludes the family from hospital visits. And in the long run, this helps alleviate the pressure on nursing manpower and the healthcare workforces could be put back onto the right tracks of patient-centred care.

Digitalization of documentation and workflow in emergency department as prototype of less-paper hospital with decision support – The eAED project
Presented by: Dr. Chun Tat Lui
Digital transformation of clinical documentation and workflow in busy emergency department with high throughput would be a good role-model to illustrate the practicality and gained value to achieve a less-paper or paperless clinical worksite. Digitalization is not just a value of modernization and being environmental friendly, but dramatic impact on enhancement of quality and safety care, and healthcare sustainability. Workflow automation, big data analytics on digitalized data for decision support to improve workflow efficiencies. Digital transformation would be one of the effective measures to sustain a double-win for both healthcare quality and efficiency.

Development and establishment of the Hospital Intelligent Management System 
Presented by: Dr. Mahmoud Khodadust and Dr. Alireza Zali
Hospital Intelligent Management (HIM) System is an innovative information management and business intelligence system of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU). HIM is a comprehensive and integrated decision-making and business intelligence system. In this system, the functional information of hospitals is integrated and standardized from various databases and is provided to managers in the form of performance reports and specialized dashboards. The comprehensiveness, accuracy, precision and timeliness of the information is a unique feature of this system, which has enabled the purposeful planning and monitoring of the distribution and consumption of resources, improving productivity and improving the quality of medical services.

Polish Medtech Startups
Presented by: Dr. Ligia Kornowska
The “Top Disruptors in Healthcare 2021” Report is the first review of innovative medical startups in Poland. Identifying the most promising start-ups on the Polish healthcare market, obtaining key information about these entities and presenting this information in a structured and consistent manner to potential recipients is one of the many assumptions implemented by the Report.