The effects of computerized triage on nurse work behavior.

Scott Levin, Daniel France, R. Scott Mayberry, Shannon Stonemetz, Ian Jones, Dominik Aronsky

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Abstract

The complex work processes and communication patterns exhibited in Emergency Medicine may be effectively managed through the use of information technology. These tools must be evaluated within the work environment to understand their effects on work flow, information flow, and patient safety. In this study the efficiency of the Emergency Department triage process was evaluated pre- and post- implementation of a computerized triage system. Time-and-motion analyses revealed no changes in triage documentation time; however, the duration of interruptions and the number of tasks decreased significantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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