Kenneth E. Wood

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This paper describes the development of a job task analysis tool for observing and recording physician tasks in the ICU. Real-time direct observations were conducted by outside observers using a computerized data collection tool developed to document the tasks performed by ICU physicians. The aim of the analysis was to quantify the tasks of the physicians,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of implementing electronic order management on the timely administration of antibiotics to critical-care patients. METHODS We used a prospective pre-post design, collecting data on first-dose IV antibiotic orders before and after the implementation of an integrated electronic medication-management system, which included(More)
BACKGROUND Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America/The American Thoracic Society (IDSA/ATS) provide recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). However, the mere presence of guidelines is rarely sufficient to promote widespread adoption and uptake. Using the Systems Engineering Initiative for(More)
The ability to accurately measure and assess current and potential health care system capacities is an issue of local and national significance. Recent joint statements by the Institute of Medicine and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality have emphasized the need to apply industrial and systems engineering principles to improving health care(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of EHR technology on the work and workflow of ICU physicians and compare time spent by ICU resident and attending physicians on various tasks before and after EHR implementation. DESIGN EHR technology with electronic order management (CPOE, medication administration and pharmacy system) and physician documentation was(More)
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