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Florida Hospital Tracks Nurses Footsteps, Work Patterns
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David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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3/17/2014 | 5:57:32 PM
Heat map image created by Florida Hospital IT
A representative of Florida Hospital asked me to clarify that the "heat map" visualization was created by the hospital IT staff -- it uses the data from the Stanley Healthcare AeroScout system, but it's not something you get out of the box with the product.
Laurianne
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3/17/2014 | 3:59:59 PM
Nurse's POV?
I'd love to hear from a nurse here on the pros and cons of such an arrangement. This story reports the amount of running nurses were doing was underestimated. To me that is not surprising.
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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3/17/2014 | 12:51:49 PM
Efficiency vs humanity
While the inner data nerd in me gets all excited at the idea of optimising a person's workflow to make them more efficienct, in a very "customer" focused business like healthcare, it needs to be taken into consideration that while not all of a nurse's duties contribute to the physical rehabilitation of patients, some of the polite bed side manner enquiries or questions can really help people through a tough time. Often times nurses act as part counsellors during rough experiences so it'll be important to see beyond the data when implementing any changes. 
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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3/17/2014 | 10:30:23 AM
Tracking people politely
What's the best way to introduce this kind of personal motion detection tech so it seems useful rather than intrusive? Will be interesting to see if this hospital is able to make the jump from nurses using the tech to getting doctors to accept it.
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