Designing an emergency medicine physician workstation to support risk management in decision making.

D. W. Rucker, R. S. Johannes, S. W. Finley, S. N. Kahane

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Abstract

The practice of emergency medicine requires rapid decision making. The speed of decision making in the face of limited information contributes to the high risk of medical malpractice suits. We explore design approaches to an emergency physician electronic medical record product, EMstation, that may reduce the risk of adverse medical events by providing cues and tools while the patient may still be in the emergency department. EMstation is an Emergency Medicine Physician Workstation base on a Microsoft Windows 3.1 user interface. Because adaptation and adaptability to physician needs are critical to user acceptance, design to workflow, multisite end user customization, and integrated database support are used to support risk management documentation in EMstation. This article describes techniques that can be incorporated into electronic medical products which may prevent adverse medical events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)787-791
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association / ... AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. AMIA Fall Symposium
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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