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Supporting Fast-Response Medical Teams through Interactive Information Displays
Start Date: 2/14/2014Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 2/14/2014End Time: 5:30 PM

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Aleksandra Sarcevic, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, will discuss how, despite growing use of advanced technologies in healthcare, trauma resuscitation—a high-risk, fast-paced, and information-laden process of treating severely injured patients in a dedicated facility in the emergency department—remains one of the few settings that lack ICT support and depend on paper artifacts. To bridge this paper-digital gap and develop ICT solutions, Dr. Sarcevic's interdisciplinary research group has studied the resuscitation domain over the past seven years. Their long-term research goal has been the design and development of innovative approaches for real-time presentation of process information to support situation awareness and work coordination of resuscitation teams. In this talk, Dr. Sarcevic will first highlight findings from a series of studies we performed in a pediatric Level 1 trauma center to derive system requirements. He will then describe how we designed and evaluated an information display prototype through an iterative design process combined with rapid prototyping and user participation. Although his group's findings showed the potential for information displays in this setting, the process also revealed several design and role-based tensions that are important to consider when designing for multidisciplinary, ad hoc and time-critical teamwork. For instance, they found that teams' attitudes toward the system shifted as the design went from personalized to common displays or when the context-specific information changed from process-based to state-based presentation. Dr. Sarcevic will conclude by discussing these and other issues relevant to the design of ICT for assisting dynamic work processes, such as emergency medical resuscitations. For more info, please visit: www.biomed.drexel.edu.
Contact Information:
Name: Banu Onaral
Phone: 215-895-2247
Email: banu.onaral@drexel.edu
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