Novel representation of clinical information in the ICU: Developing user interfaces which reduce information overload

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Abstract

The introduction of electronic medical records (EMR) and computerized physician order entry (CPOE) into the intensive care unit (ICU) is transforming the way health care providers currently work. The challenge facing developers of EMR's is to create products which add value to systems of health care delivery. As EMR's become more prevalent the potential impact they have on the quality and safety both negative and positive will be amplified. In this paper we outline the key barriers to effective use of EMR and describe the methodology using a worked example of the output. AWARE (Ambient Warning and Response Evaluation) is a physician led electronic-environment enhancement program in an academic tertiary care institution's ICU. The development process is focused on reducing information overload improving efficiency and eliminating medical error in the ICU.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-131
Number of pages16
JournalApplied Clinical Informatics
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Intensive care units
User interfaces
Intensive Care Units
Electronic medical equipment
Electronic Health Records
Health care
Medical Order Entry Systems
Medical Errors
Tertiary Healthcare
Health Personnel
Delivery of Health Care
Physicians
Safety

Keywords

  • Ambient intelligence
  • EMR
  • ICU
  • Medical error
  • NASA-TLX
  • Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Information Management

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