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.
|Number of pages
|Proceedings : a conference of the American Medical Informatics Association / ... AMIA Annual Fall Symposium. AMIA Fall Symposium
|Published - 1996
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Medicine