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ITS Join Forces to Develop PASTI, A Patient Monitoring Tool

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Giving a plaque as a thank you for the existing cooperation by Prof. Dr Mauridhi Hery Purnomo MEng (right) from the ITS research team to representatives from IEEE

Campus ITS, ITS News – A research team from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) collaborated with four other universities to develop the Patient Monitoring System with Simplicity Integration (PASTI), a Patient Portable Monitoring System (PPMS) tool. It is to help monitor the condition of patients in hospitals.

According to Dr. Wiwik Anggraeni SSi MKom of one of the ITS PASTI development teams, the difference in the PPMS tool developed by his team is in its size. The PPMS developed by ITS with four universities was designed with a more practical size.

The development of this tool was funded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) SIGHT 2022. The other four universities are the Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Universitas Adi Nuswantoro (Udinus), Bina Nusantara (Binus), and Universitas Katolik Atmajaya. Meanwhile, PASTI is dedicated to PPMS, which helps with operational needs at UMM Hospital.

As a health service center, a hospital must strive to deliver the best possible care to its patients, as noted by Wiwik. That requires ensuring the continuous and uninterrupted monitoring of a patient’s medical record data, which is of paramount importance. “Failure to monitor a patient’s condition in just a few minutes can be fatal to their life,” said this ITS Information Systems Department lecturer.

The reason, continued Wiwik, was that previously available PPMS tools were only used in ambulances to hospital emergency rooms (ER). The tool will stop working when the patient arrives at the ER and cannot be used in the treatment room. As a result, the patient’s medical history is shortened. “Meanwhile, based on patient service standards, the history of the patient’s condition should continue to be monitored,” explained Wiwik.

After the handover of the Patient Monitoring System with Simplicity Integration (PASTI) which took place at the Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang Hospital

He revealed that a truncated patient history could lead to the need to re-measure the patient’s condition. The problem was also compounded by the PPMS recording results, which were only printed on paper and could not be recorded in the database. So far, the patient’s basic medical record data is usually recorded manually at certain time intervals. “This condition certainly complicates the process of analyzing and monitoring the patient’s condition in real-time,” he said.

Moving on from this, PASTI is here to provide convenience by integrating tools into it. Its compact form makes it easier for health workers to move the equipment from the ambulance to the treatment room. “Monitoring medical records in real-time also speeds up the patient handling process,” explained Wiwik.

In addition, according to Wiwik, PASTI is designed to be cheaper than the various tools available in hospitals. This allows it to be produced in larger quantities so that it can be applied to more patients. That way, this tool can speed up the patient handling process, automate patient medical record data, and monitor patient conditions.

Display of the work process of the Patient Monitoring System with Simplicity Integration (PASTI) from data collection to data processing that can be monitored via a smartphone

In development, PASTI takes six months to complete. To simulate this data transaction, the development team has developed a web-based application to illustrate what PASTI can use as an online patient monitoring solution. The implementation of a modular system can also be integrated with an established information system.

During the PASTI development process, the cooperation between the five tertiary institutions was able to run smoothly and according to plan. “In the future, I hope this tool can increase the performance level of paramedics at the hospital,” said Wiwik hopefully. (ITS Public Relation)


Reporter: Silvita Pramadani

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