Development and User Research of a Smart Bedside Station System toward Patient-Centered Healthcare System

Sooyoung Yoo, Kee Hyuck Lee, Hyunyoung Baek, Borim Ryu, Eunja Chung, Kidong Kim, Jay Chaeyong Yi, Soo Beom Park, Hee Hwang

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User experience design that reflects real-world application and aims to support suitable service solutions has arisen as one of the current issues in the medical informatics research domain. The Smart Bedside Station (SBS) is a screen that is installed on the bedside for the personal use and provides a variety of convenient services for the patients. Recently, bedside terminal systems have been increasingly adopted in hospitals due to the rapid growth of advanced technology in healthcare at the point of care. We designed user experience (UX) research to derive users’ unmet needs and major functions that are frequently used in the field. To develop the SBS service, a service design methodology, the Double Diamond Design Process Model, was undertaken. The problems or directions of the complex clinical workflow of the hospital, the requirements of stakeholders, and environmental factors were identified through the study. The SBS system services provided to patients were linked to the hospital’s main services or to related electronic medical record (EMR) data. Seven key services were derived from the results of the study. The primary services were as follows: Bedside Check In and Out, Bedside Room Service, Bedside Scheduler, Ready for Rounds, My Medical Chart, Featured Healthcare Content, and Bedside Community. This research developed a patient-centered SBS system with improved UX using service design methodology applied to complex and technical medical services, providing insights to improve the current healthcare system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number86
JournalJournal of Medical Systems
Issue number9
StatePublished - 28 Sep 2015


  • Electronic health records
  • Inpatients
  • Patient participation
  • Personal health records
  • User experience study

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