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VISUALIZATION OF STATUS OF A PATIENT IN SURGERY

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249811D
Publication Date: 2017-Apr-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 333K

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Abstract

A technique for visualization of status of a patient in surgery is disclosed. The technique includes display of status of a patient who is admitted for surgery to people outside a surgery department. Such display of the status of the patient in visual way helps guardian of the patient to plan and also reduces ambiguity and anxiety during surgery. Patient status tracker is displayed on a big screen in a waiting area outside the surgery department. The display includes current status of the patient in surgery for example, pre-operative, intra-operative or postoperative phases and expected time to reach in these stages, expected completion time of the instant stage and expected discharge time.

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VISUALIZATION OF STATUS OF A PATIENT IN SURGERY

BACKGROUND

 

The present disclosure relates generally to patient status trackers and more particularly to a technique for visualization of status of a patient in surgery.

Generally, people concerned about a patient in surgery, such as immediate family, friends, relatives, guardians and other care takers not allowed visiting the patient inside the surgical department which include pre-op, intra op and post-op phases of surgery. Nowadays, various displays are used for visualizing and displaying status of a patient in surgery. These displays are used to keep people concerned for the patient informed about the status of the patient while waiting outside a surgery department.

However, conventional visualization techniques suffer from various drawbacks. For example, one conventional technique provides a calendar view of the patient tracker. Another conventional technique provides the information as text. Text display reduces visibility of information from distance and increases cognitive load on user each time to track patient information.

It would be desirable to have an improved technique for visualization of status of a patient in surgery.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

Figure 1 depicts a display of a status tracker of a patient in surgery.

Figure 2 depicts various components of a row in the display corresponding to one specific patient.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A technique for visualization of status of a patient in surgery is disclosed. The technique includes display of status of a patient who is admitted for surgery to people outside a surgery department. Such display of the status of the patient in visual way helps guardian of the patient to plan pick-up and drop of the patient and also reduces ambiguity and anxiety during surgery. As depicted in Figure 1, patient status tracker is displayed on a big scr...