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Supporting Tablet Configuration, Tracking, and Infection Control Practices in Digital Health Interventions: Study Protocol.

Furberg RD, Ortiz AM, Zulkiewicz BA, Hudson JP, Taylor OM, Lewis MA - JMIR Res Protoc (2016)

Bottom Line: Tile is a tracking tag associated with a free mobile app available for iOS and Android devices.The features associated with Tile were evaluated and used to develop the Tile protocol to support tablet management.These protocols can help to ensure consistent implementation of tablet-based interventions, enhance fidelity when employing tablets for research purposes, and serve as a guide for tablet deployments within clinical settings.

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Affiliation: RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States.

ABSTRACT

Background: Tablet-based health care interventions have the potential to encourage patient care in a timelier manner, allow physicians convenient access to patient records, and provide an improved method for patient education. However, along with the continued adoption of tablet technologies, there is a concomitant need to develop protocols focusing on the configuration, management, and maintenance of these devices within the health care setting to support the conduct of clinical research.

Objective: Develop three protocols to support tablet configuration, tablet management, and tablet maintenance.

Methods: The Configurator software, Tile technology, and current infection control recommendations were employed to develop three distinct protocols for tablet-based digital health interventions. Configurator is a mobile device management software specifically for iPhone operating system (iOS) devices. The capabilities and current applications of Configurator were reviewed and used to develop the protocol to support device configuration. Tile is a tracking tag associated with a free mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The features associated with Tile were evaluated and used to develop the Tile protocol to support tablet management. Furthermore, current recommendations on preventing health care-related infections were reviewed to develop the infection control protocol to support tablet maintenance.

Results: This article provides three protocols: the Configurator protocol, the Tile protocol, and the infection control protocol.

Conclusions: These protocols can help to ensure consistent implementation of tablet-based interventions, enhance fidelity when employing tablets for research purposes, and serve as a guide for tablet deployments within clinical settings.

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Mentions: The second option for applying Tile technology to tablet deployments is outlined in Figure 3, which displays four devices, three with Tiles attached and one device that is solely used for tracking the deployed Tiles. Because one Tile app can simultaneously track multiple individual Tiles, a single tablet can track the three deployed Tiles via BLE; that is, tablet 1 can track tablets 2, 3, and 4.


Supporting Tablet Configuration, Tracking, and Infection Control Practices in Digital Health Interventions: Study Protocol.

Furberg RD, Ortiz AM, Zulkiewicz BA, Hudson JP, Taylor OM, Lewis MA - JMIR Res Protoc (2016)

Entity relationship diagram: option 2.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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figure3: Entity relationship diagram: option 2.
Mentions: The second option for applying Tile technology to tablet deployments is outlined in Figure 3, which displays four devices, three with Tiles attached and one device that is solely used for tracking the deployed Tiles. Because one Tile app can simultaneously track multiple individual Tiles, a single tablet can track the three deployed Tiles via BLE; that is, tablet 1 can track tablets 2, 3, and 4.

Bottom Line: Tile is a tracking tag associated with a free mobile app available for iOS and Android devices.The features associated with Tile were evaluated and used to develop the Tile protocol to support tablet management.These protocols can help to ensure consistent implementation of tablet-based interventions, enhance fidelity when employing tablets for research purposes, and serve as a guide for tablet deployments within clinical settings.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States.

ABSTRACT

Background: Tablet-based health care interventions have the potential to encourage patient care in a timelier manner, allow physicians convenient access to patient records, and provide an improved method for patient education. However, along with the continued adoption of tablet technologies, there is a concomitant need to develop protocols focusing on the configuration, management, and maintenance of these devices within the health care setting to support the conduct of clinical research.

Objective: Develop three protocols to support tablet configuration, tablet management, and tablet maintenance.

Methods: The Configurator software, Tile technology, and current infection control recommendations were employed to develop three distinct protocols for tablet-based digital health interventions. Configurator is a mobile device management software specifically for iPhone operating system (iOS) devices. The capabilities and current applications of Configurator were reviewed and used to develop the protocol to support device configuration. Tile is a tracking tag associated with a free mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The features associated with Tile were evaluated and used to develop the Tile protocol to support tablet management. Furthermore, current recommendations on preventing health care-related infections were reviewed to develop the infection control protocol to support tablet maintenance.

Results: This article provides three protocols: the Configurator protocol, the Tile protocol, and the infection control protocol.

Conclusions: These protocols can help to ensure consistent implementation of tablet-based interventions, enhance fidelity when employing tablets for research purposes, and serve as a guide for tablet deployments within clinical settings.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus