This chapter describes the use of several system-oriented design and implementation activities to establish design objectives, model clinical processes and workflows, and create an extensible information system model to maximize the benefits of patient state and risk assessment tools in the inpatient setting. A prototype based on the product of the design activities is discussed along with system-level considerations for implementation. This study also demonstrates the effectiveness and impact of applying systems design principles and practices to real-world clinical applications.
This work was supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (grant number P30HS024403). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The authors gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Dennis McGrath to the information systems infrastructure concept and Masimo, Inc. for allowing the use of product images in the design concepts presented.
McGrath, S., Perreard, I., Ramos, J., McGovern, K., MacKenzie, T. and Blike, G. (2019), "A Systems Approach to Design and Implementation of Patient Assessment Tools in the Inpatient Setting", Structural Approaches to Address Issues in Patient Safety (Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 18), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 227-254. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1474-823120190000018012Download as .RIS
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