Master thesis presentation: eNursing, the usage of ICT-solutions to improve elderly care – A solution to facilitate nurses daily work situation

On Tuesday, 23 August 2016, Bea Bengtsdotter, MPBME, will present her master thesis with the title “eNursing, the usage of ICT-solutions to improve elderly care – A solution to facilitate nurses daily work situation”.
Examiner: Bengt Arne Sjöqvist

When? Tuesday, August 23rd at 14.15
Where? Landahlsrummet (room 7430), Hörsalsvägen 11, 7th floor, Chalmers

Abstract
With an aging population, the cost of high-quality elderly care increases rapidly in Sweden. The continuously expanding field of modern technology can provide solutions that meet the growing needs. An eNursing concept, connecting devices, such as phones, computers and tablets, with different ICT-systems, is one example involving several technologies. A field study within elderly care mapped the work processes, and resulted in two eNursing prototypes. A low-fidelity prototype produced with pen and paper, including an information screen-, tablet- and phone interfaces, and a Xamarin programmed high-fidelity prototype of a phone application. eNursing solutions must be adapted in each work category within the healthcare sector and designed to facilitate the work situation for the targeted healthcare workers. eNursing should connect different ICT-solutions and enable interoperability and communication in between. The use of eNursing technology may decrease the future cost within the healthcare sector.