Understanding the impact on intensive care staff workflow due to the introduction of a critical care information system

a mixed methods research methodology

N. T. Shaw, R. L. Mador, S. Ho, D. Mayes, J. I. Westbrook, N. Creswick, K. Thiru, M. Brown

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Abstract

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a complex and dynamic tertiary care environment that requires health care providers to balance many competing tasks and responsibilities. Inefficient and interruption-driven workflow is believed to increase the likelihood of medical errors and, therefore, present a serious risk to patients in the ICU. The introduction of a Critical Care Information System (CCIS), is purported to result in fewer medical errors and better patient care by streamlining workflow. Little objective research, however, has investigated these assertions. This paper reports on the design of a research methodology to explore the impact of a CCIS on the workflow of Respiratory Therapists, Pediatric Intensivists, Nurses, and Unit Clerks in a Pediatric ICU (PICU) and a General Systems ICU (GSICU) in Northern Canada.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Information Technology and Communication in Health
EditorsJames G. McDaniel
Place of PublicationVictoria, BC, Canada
PublisherIOS Press
Pages186-191
Number of pages6
Volume143
ISBN (Electronic)9781586039790
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Conference on Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health: Revolutionizing Health Care with Informatics - From Research to Practice, ITCH 2009 - Victoria, Canada
Duration: 19 Feb 200922 Feb 2009

Publication series

Name Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

Other

Other2009 Conference on Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health: Revolutionizing Health Care with Informatics - From Research to Practice, ITCH 2009
CountryCanada
CityVictoria
Period19/02/0922/02/09

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    Shaw, N. T., Mador, R. L., Ho, S., Mayes, D., Westbrook, J. I., Creswick, N., ... Brown, M. (2009). Understanding the impact on intensive care staff workflow due to the introduction of a critical care information system: a mixed methods research methodology. In J. G. McDaniel (Ed.), Advances in Information Technology and Communication in Health (Vol. 143, pp. 186-191). ( Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). Victoria, BC, Canada: IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-979-0-186