A mobile-based clinical decision support model design for remote snakebite management consultation in Malaysia

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Abstract

Snakebite management is crucial; inappropriate treatment may lead to death, morbidity, or unnecessary surgical interventions. In Malaysia, the establishment of a Remote Envenomation Consultation Service (RECS) by a group of emergency physicians and clinical toxicologists is for the purpose of assisting healthcare providers in clinics and hospitals to formulate diagnosis and management plan for cases related to envenomation or poisoning from land and marine animals. However, the current method of consultation via phone calls and short messaging system can cause difficulties in analysing patient data and limiting the communication between healthcare providers and experts. This paper proposed a mobile-based clinical decision support model named MyRECS for managing snakebite cases in Malaysia. Furthermore, the mobile application embedded a rules-based model for identifying snake species to obtain an accurate diagnosis. The design includes the workflow of the application, the structure of data entry, the formulation of diagnosis, and the consultation of treatment plans at every stage of clinical management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2223-2232
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
Volume16
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Malaysia
Decision Support
Healthcare
snakes
Morbidity
physicians
Snakes
Mobile Applications
poisoning
emergencies
entry
Emergency
death
Work Flow
animals
Animals
Data acquisition
Limiting
communication
Model

Keywords

  • Mobile application
  • Remote consultation
  • Rules-based model
  • Snake species identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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