Designing clinical data presentation in electronic dental records using cognitive task analysis methods

Thankam Paul Thyvalikakath, Michael P. Dziabiak, Raymond Johnson, Miguel H. Torres-Urquidy, Jonathan Yabes, Titus Schleyer, Amit Acharya

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Abstract

Despite the many decades of research on the effective development of clinical systems in medicine, the adoption of health information technology to improve patient care continues to be slow, especially in ambulatory settings. This applies to dentistry as well, a primary care discipline with approximately 137,000 practitioners in the United States. A critical reason for slow adoption is the poor usability of clinical systems, which makes it difficult for providers to navigate through the information and obtain an integrated view of patient data. Cognitive science methods have shown significant promise to meaningfully inform the design, development and assessment of clinical information systems. In most cases, these methods have been applied to evaluate the design of systems after they have been developed. Very few studies, on the other hand, have used cognitive engineering methods to support the design process for a system itself. It is this gap in knowledge how cognitive engineering methods can be optimally applied to inform the system design process that our research seeks to address. This project studied the cognitive processes and in-formation management strategies used by dentists during a typical patient exam and applied the results to inform the design of an electronic dental record interface. The results of this study will contribute to designing clinical systems that improve cognitive support for clinicians during patient care. Such a system has the potential to enhance the quality and safety of patient care, as well as reduce healthcare costs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012
Pages74
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2012Sep 28 2012

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Other2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period9/27/129/28/12

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Dental Records
Patient Care
Cognitive Science
Dentistry
Medical Informatics
Systems Analysis
Dentists
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Information Systems
Health Care Costs
Medicine
Information technology
Primary Health Care
Information systems
Systems analysis
Health
Safety
Costs

Keywords

  • cognitive engineering
  • cognitive task analysis
  • electonic health records
  • electronic dental records
  • system design
  • usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Thyvalikakath, T. P., Dziabiak, M. P., Johnson, R., Torres-Urquidy, M. H., Yabes, J., Schleyer, T., & Acharya, A. (2012). Designing clinical data presentation in electronic dental records using cognitive task analysis methods. In Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012 (pp. 74). [6366199] https://doi.org/10.1109/HISB.2012.24

Designing clinical data presentation in electronic dental records using cognitive task analysis methods. / Thyvalikakath, Thankam Paul; Dziabiak, Michael P.; Johnson, Raymond; Torres-Urquidy, Miguel H.; Yabes, Jonathan; Schleyer, Titus; Acharya, Amit.

Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012. 2012. p. 74 6366199.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thyvalikakath, TP, Dziabiak, MP, Johnson, R, Torres-Urquidy, MH, Yabes, J, Schleyer, T & Acharya, A 2012, Designing clinical data presentation in electronic dental records using cognitive task analysis methods. in Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012., 6366199, pp. 74, 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012, San Diego, CA, United States, 9/27/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/HISB.2012.24
Thyvalikakath TP, Dziabiak MP, Johnson R, Torres-Urquidy MH, Yabes J, Schleyer T et al. Designing clinical data presentation in electronic dental records using cognitive task analysis methods. In Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012. 2012. p. 74. 6366199 https://doi.org/10.1109/HISB.2012.24
Thyvalikakath, Thankam Paul ; Dziabiak, Michael P. ; Johnson, Raymond ; Torres-Urquidy, Miguel H. ; Yabes, Jonathan ; Schleyer, Titus ; Acharya, Amit. / Designing clinical data presentation in electronic dental records using cognitive task analysis methods. Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 2nd Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Imaging and Systems Biology, HISB 2012. 2012. pp. 74
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