Critical Success Factors to Control Nosocomial Infection by Wireless Sensor Network in Intensive Care UnitFahimeh Zerganipour1, Sima Ajami2*, Saede Ketabi3 and Ali Samimi2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sima Ajami
Department of Management & Health Information Technology
School of Medical Management and Information Sciences
Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
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Received Date: March 01, 2016; Accepted Date: March 03, 2016; Published Date: March 25, 2016
Citation: Zerganipour F, Ajami S, Ketabi S, Samimi A (2016) Critical Success Factors to Control Nosocomial Infection by “Wireless Sensor Network” in Intensive Care Unit. J Inform Tech Softw Eng 6: 173. doi:10.4172/2165-7866.1000173
Copyright: © 2016 Zerganipour F, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
New information technologies (IT) can be effective in the prevention, identification, and reduction of transmission of nosocomial infection and consequently decreasing time and additional costs in the hospital. Among these technologies, wireless sensor network (WSN) is able to simultaneously cover the activities of data management, infection source identification and tracking, warning, and preventing infection transmission. For acceptance and successful implementation of WSN-based project in the hospital, identifying and paying attention to the indexes and critical success factors by IT managers and officials of care organization and the hospital is required that acceptance and implementation of the technology does not face failure and paying high costs. Hence, the aim of this study was to identify critical success factors of accepting infection diagnosis by wireless sensor network in the hospital that helps healthcare managers and staff to adopt and facilitate the WSN technology acceptance process at health care centers. This study was narrative review, which search was conducted with the help of libraries, books, conference proceedings, through databases of Science Direct, PubMed, Proquest, Springer, and SID (Scientific Information Database). We employed the following keywords and their combinations; Wireless Sensor Networks, Critical Success Factors, Nosocomial, and Hospital. The preliminary search resulted in 150 articles, which were published between 2003 and 2015. After a careful analysis of the content of each paper, a total of 43 sources was selected based on their relevancy.