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Objectives: This study explores nurses' use of bar code medication administration (BCMA) technology from a human factors viewpoint. The BCMA technology consists of a medication network server and handheld devices that connect to medication administration record data through wireless radiofrequency link. Methods: A total of 62 observations of medication(More)
In this paper, we describe the use of observational methods to assess the interaction between nurses and medication administration technologies. The observations were conducted to examine the use of point-of-care bar code technology and pre-and post-implementation of intravenous (IV) pumps with medication delivery software to prevent programming errors(More)
This paper describes the development of the observation methodologies that we have developed to examine the interactions between nurses and two medication administration technologies: point-of-care bar code technology and Smart IV pump technology. Various issues related to the observation methodologies are discussed: procedure for conducting the(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to describe a workflow analysis approach and apply it in emergency departments (EDs) using data extracted from the electronic health record (EHR) system. MATERIALS AND METHODS We used data that were obtained during 2013 from the ED of a children's hospital and its four satellite EDs. Workflow-related data were(More)
OBJECTIVES We examine the following: (1) the appropriateness of using a data quality (DQ) framework developed for relational databases as a data-cleaning tool for a data set extracted from two EPIC databases, and (2) the differences in statistical parameter estimates on a data set cleaned with the DQ framework and data set not cleaned with the DQ framework.(More)
Secure messaging (SM) allows patients to communicate with their providers for non-urgent health issues. Like other health information technologies, the design and implementation of SM should account for workflow to avoid suboptimal outcomes. SM may present unique workflow challenges because patients add a layer of complexity, as they are also direct users(More)