Systematizing medical alerts
2008 (English)In: EHEALTH BEYOND THE HORIZON - GET IT THERE, ISSN 0926-9630, vol 136, 2008, Vol. 136, 753-758 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The current Swedish regulations for medical alerts in health records were designed for paper records. Suggestions for computerized systems are now being investigated. A proposed model using three alert categories, graphically represented using three directions, probably combined with three severity levels is presented here. Up represents hypersensitivities, left/back represents alerting diagnosis and right/forward represents alerting current and planned treatments. A small qualitative user study of the alert classification model and some graphical representations of it was conducted. One main finding is that most respondents found the use of directions intuitive as a means of presenting categories. Context dependency, information overload, and future possibilities for automated alert-gathering are also discussed in the paper.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 136, 753-758 p.
Medical Warnings, EPR-CPR-EMR, Patient Safety, User-computer interface, Data acquisition- data capture, Graphical Representation
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54162ISI: 000274308700123PubMedID: 18487822OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-54162DiVA: diva2:300381