Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Cure for healthcare? Using drone technology in hospital processes : an explorative analysis
Authors: Krey, Mike
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1165-9_2
Proceedings: Third international congress on information and communication technology : ICICT 2018, London
Editors of the parent work: Yang, Xin-She
Sheratt, Simon
Dey, Nilanjan
Joshi, Amit
Pages: 13
Pages to: 24
Conference details: International Congress on Information and Communication Technology, London, United Kingdom, 27-28 February 2018
Issue Date: 2018
Series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Series volume: 797
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: London
ISBN: 978-981-13-1164-2
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 362.11: Hospitals and related institutions
620: Engineering
Abstract: While developed and initially used by militaries, the technology of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, have already proven the potential to disrupt several industries ranging from gaming and sports to police and defense, as well as arts and entertainment, logistics, search and rescue. The paper at hand aims at outlining the potential and possible fields of application using drone technology inside the Swiss hospital environment. The research problem is analyzed from two main perspectives: (1) the Hospital environment with its domain-specific conditions, particularities, and constraints, and (2) the field of drones, including its range of best practices, regulations, standards, and available technology. As part of a survey, face-to-face interviews with CIOs and IT executives of four Swiss hospitals were conducted on the status quo of drone technology in the Swiss hospital environment providing valuable insights about the current situation and the possible fields of application. Exploring the reasons for the skeptical attitude towards drone technology in hospitals, the study revealed that different priorities, lack of motivation, and budget constraints were mentioned as the three major obstacles to improving the situation.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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