Failure to provide clinicians useful IT systems: Opportunities to leapfrog current technologies

Marion J. Ball, J. S. Silva, S. Bierstock, J. V. Douglas, A. F. Norcio, J. Chakraborty, J. Srini

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Abstract

Objective: To discuss why clinical information systems are failing. Method: Subjectively analyzing the development of clinical IT systems during the last decades. Results and Conclusions: The challenge is to anticipate what information clinicians need and then deliver it in a way that is tailored for their unique views. Clinicians need workstations that offer the highest level possible of user-determined flexibility and customization. We envision and outline a so-called point of care work station, automatically scaling to the display, hardware capacity, operating system, applications (local or distributed) the user needs and across diverse health IT systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalMethods of information in medicine
Volume47
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008

Keywords

  • Clinical workstations
  • Health professional workstations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Health Information Management

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