Accession Number : AD1025213


Title :   A Cooperative Communication System for the Advancement of Safe, Effective, and Efficient Patient Care


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Aug 2012,29 Nov 2016


Corporate Author : Applied Research Associates, Inc. Fairborn, United States


Personal Author(s) : Nemeth,Christopher ; Rule,Greg ; Laufersweiler,Dawn ; Hamilton,Tony ; Argenta,Christopher ; Veinott,Beth


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1025213.pdf


Report Date : 01 Feb 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 405


Abstract : The Cooperative Communication System (CCS) is intended to improve patient care by supporting Burn ICU clinical decision making through computer-based decision and communication support. This project followed three phases: foundation research, prototype development, and prototype assessment. In Phase 1, we collected and analyzed data on clinician patient care and unit management, revealing 21 barriers to cognitive work, and producing 39 requirements for the CCS. During Phase 2, we developed use cases and information design prototypes based on Phase 1 findings. We also developed a software prototype that translated the information design into an interactive interface and reviewed it in January 2015 with 26 members of the USAISR clinical staff. The ARA machine learning team developed approaches that survey patient data to detect clinically relevant patterns and trends. We evaluated the software prototype for individual usability with 42 clinicians at the USAISR in early November 2015 and with two 3-member teams to assess suitability for team decision making and communication in June 2016. The completed CCS prototype has been delivered to AISR.


Descriptors :   communication system , health care management , decision making , information system , human factors engineering


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE