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

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Technical Report,15 Aug 2014,14 Aug 2015

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Applied Research Associates, Inc Fairborn United States

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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 is divided into three phases foundation research, prototype development, and prototype assessment. In Phase 1, we collected and analyzed data on clinician patient care and unit management, producing 39 requirements for the CCS. During Phase 2, we developed user-oriented use cases and information design prototypes based on Phase 1 findings. We also developed a programming prototype that translates the information designs organization and information into an interactive interface and reviewed it in January 2015 with 26 members of the USAISR clinical staff. The ARA machine learning team has developed approaches that survey patient data to detect patterns and trends that are clinically relevant. We are developing plans to evaluate software prototype usability at the USAISR, which is scheduled for early November. Army and Institutional Review Board requirements compliance has delayed project progress, and we have requested a no-cost extension through May 2016.

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