SOFTWARE-ASSISTED IMPROVEMENT OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT AT CARLOS HAYA REGIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN MALAGA, SPAIN

Julio Díaz, Juan Cano, Adolfo Jiménez, Antonio Alonso

Abstract

This paper reports the features of a computer program (AQuA) developed to improve surgical management at the Carlos Haya Regional University Hospital in Málaga, Spain. Several factors have forced the development of this digital solution: i) our hospital is made of four buildings some 5 km apart, ii) there are 41 operating rooms attended by 319 surgeons and 72 anaesthesiologists and, most important, iii) some predefined pathologies are protected by law in our region and have a guaranteed limited waiting time (LWT) before surgery. In this complex milieu our program was conceived, developed and put to work. It has been running for just over a year with progressive implementation in surgical departments. Some facts that seem to indicate the usefulness of the program: the number of patients with diseases with LWT that have received operations has increased in 14 months from 1,145 to 1,564 patients/month (36.59% increase) and surgical performance has increased from 65.93% to 71.80% in the same period. Since all other conditions related to surgical activity have remained unchanged the improvement seems to be attributable to the AQuA program. AQuA is a comprehensive, flexible, friendly and open program capable of dealing with most hospital settings.

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Díaz J., Cano J., Jiménez A. and Alonso A. (2011). SOFTWARE-ASSISTED IMPROVEMENT OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT AT CARLOS HAYA REGIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN MALAGA, SPAIN . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 131-137. DOI: 10.5220/0003112401310137


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@conference{healthinf11,
author={Julio Díaz and Juan Cano and Adolfo Jiménez and Antonio Alonso},
title={SOFTWARE-ASSISTED IMPROVEMENT OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT AT CARLOS HAYA REGIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN MALAGA, SPAIN},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={131-137},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003112401310137},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - SOFTWARE-ASSISTED IMPROVEMENT OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT AT CARLOS HAYA REGIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN MALAGA, SPAIN
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Díaz J.
AU - Cano J.
AU - Jiménez A.
AU - Alonso A.
PY - 2011
SP - 131
EP - 137
DO - 10.5220/0003112401310137