Journal article

User-centered design techniques for a computerised antibiotic decision support system in an intensive care unit

Karin A Thursky, Michael Mahemoff

International Journal of Medical Informatics | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To explore the use of user-centered design techniques for developing the requirements for an antibiotic decision support system (DSS) in an intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY: The setting was a 21-bed mixed medical/surgical adult ICU. This was an observational study with unstructured interviews and participatory design process. Models were constructed to demonstrate cultural, workflow, sequence/trigger events and other artefacts used to support antibiotic prescribing in the ICU. Using participatory design, a paper prototype was developed and case studies were used to simulate antibiotic prescribing for bacterial isolates. This information was used to design and pilo..

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