Background: To solve the problem of medical equipment sharing in clinical emergency rescue between different units in hospital, especially for ventilator.
Methods : In the research a self-help ventilator sharing mode based on Internet of Things is introduced, and six special programs for basic security, quality control, clinical operation, disinfection, cost estimation, and health technology assessment are formulated to support the project.
Results : An Internet of Things mobile APP is developed, and the running status and real-time location of ventilators can be got and spare ventilators can be shared by Medical stuff themselves on the APP. The 6 special programs are applied to support the self-service ventilator sharing mode. For trial operations of six months, 15 spare ventilators are taken in the pool of shared equipment, which are shared for 16799 hours by 7 clinical units.
Conclusions : The self-service of ventilator sharing mode meets the clinical need for equipment for emergency rescue and improves efficiency, which makes a useful exploration for the innovation management for medical equipment by Internet of Things in hospital.