Interface design characteristics of a popular emergency department information system

Rollin J. Fairbanks, Theresa K. Guarrera, Keith S. Karn, Stanley H. Caplan, Manish N. Shah, Robert L. Wears

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Abstract

Integration of information technology (IT) in the medical field has increased with the patient safety movement of the past decade, but without an optimization of user interface (UI) design. In particular health IT such as an emergency department information system (EDIS) is becoming a common tool in EDs across the US. While there are published standards for the design of medical devices requiring usability testing, health IT systems do not have the same requirements. Although the EDIS was created to support work previously accomplished through a dry erase board, its impact on patient safety has yet to be studied. This study explores usability issues in an existing EDIS application and their potential impact on patient safety.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008
Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, CA
PublisherSAGE Publications
Pages778-782
Number of pages5
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781605606859
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

Other

Other52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period22/09/0826/09/08

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    Fairbanks, R. J., Guarrera, T. K., Karn, K. S., Caplan, S. H., Shah, M. N., & Wears, R. L. (2008). Interface design characteristics of a popular emergency department information system. In 52nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2008 (Vol. 2, pp. 778-782). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.