Clinical guideline representation in a CDS: A human information processing method

Ellen Kilsdonk, Rinke Riezebos, Leontien Kremer, Linda Peute, Monique Jaspers

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The Dutch Childhood Oncology Group (DCOG) has developed evidence-based guidelines for screening childhood cancer survivors for possible late complications of treatment. These paper-based guidelines appeared to not suit clinicians' information retrieval strategies; it was thus decided to communicate the guidelines through a Computerized Decision Support (CDS) tool. To ensure high usability of this tool, an analysis of clinicians' cognitive strategies in retrieving information from the paper-based guidelines was used as requirements elicitation method. An information processing model was developed through an analysis of think aloud protocols and used as input for the design of the CDS user interface. Usability analysis of the user interface showed that the navigational structure of the CDS tool fitted well with the clinicians' mental strategies employed in deciding on survivors screening protocols. Clinicians were more efficient and more complete in deciding on patient-tailored screening procedures when supported by the CDS tool than by the paper-based guideline booklet. The thinkaloud method provided detailed insight into users' clinical work patterns that supported the design of a highly usable CDS system.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelQuality of Life Through Quality of Information - Proceedings of MIE 2012
UitgeverijIOS Press
Aantal pagina's5
ISBN van geprinte versie9781614991007
StatusGepubliceerd - 2012
Extern gepubliceerdJa
Evenement24th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2012 - Pisa, Italië
Duur: 26 aug. 201229 aug. 2012

Publicatie series

NaamStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN van geprinte versie0926-9630
ISSN van elektronische versie1879-8365


Congres24th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2012


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