Design challenges in converting a paper checklist to digital format for dynamic medical settings

Aleksandra Sarcevic, Brett J. Rosen, Leah J. Kulp, Ivan Marsic, Randall S. Burd

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

We describe a mobile digital checklist that we designed and developed for trauma resuscitation-a dynamic, fast-paced medical process of treating severely injured patients. The checklist design was informed by our analysis of user interactions with a paper checklist that was introduced to improve team performance during resuscitations. The design process followed an iterative approach and involved several medical experts. We discuss design challenges in converting a paper checklist to its digital counterpart, as well as our approaches for addressing those challenges. While we show that using a digital checklist during a fast-paced medical event is feasible, we also recognize several design constraints, including limited display size, difficulties in entering notes about the medical process and patient, and difficulties in replicating user experience with paper checklists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPervasiveHealth 2016 - 10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
EditorsJesus Favela, Aleksander Matic, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Nadir Weibel, Jesse Hoey
PublisherICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISBN (Electronic)9781631900501
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 2016
Event10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2016 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: May 16 2016May 19 2016

Publication series

NamePervasiveHealth: Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
Volume2016-May
ISSN (Print)2153-1633
ISSN (Electronic)2153-1641

Other

Other10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2016
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityCancun
Period5/16/165/19/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

Keywords

  • Electronic health record (EHR)
  • Emergency medicine
  • Medical checklist
  • Paper forms
  • Trauma resuscitation
  • User-centered design

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