Location-aware patient record access: Patient identification using fingerprinting technique


In the last decade, penetration of mobile technologies has changed our daily lives and the way we interact with each other and the rest of the world. With the latest wireless and mobile technologies, today, mobile users can find out about the congestion levels of motorways and route their trip accordingly. They can access public transport timetables on-the-move and have the data tailored dynamically based on their location. In this work, not only to improve lifestyles but increase life standards, we aim to combine the paradigms above with healthcare and hospital patient records systems. Accordingly, this paper describes a location-aware electronic health record system that can sense the location of the physician by utilizing fingerprinting technique, and retrieve the relevant patient’s medical data on to the physician’s mobile device. Furthermore, the system also enables medical personnel to transcribe post-it-like, audio-notes, and facilitate communication among physicians on other shifts by posting location- based notes. The prototype system’s location precision and usability evaluation results indicate that the proposed system is conceived as easy to use, accurate, and efficient tool

2011 IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)