Asking questions: information needs in a surgical intensive care unit

  title={Asking questions: information needs in a surgical intensive care unit},
  author={Madhu C. Reddy and Wanda Pratt and Paul Dourish and M. Michael Shabot},
  journal={Proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
Even in the information-rich environment of hospitals, health-care providers face challenges in addressing their various information needs. Through a study of a patient-care team in a tertiary care Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), we expanded our understanding of health-care providers' information needs in two important ways. First, the study focused on a patient-care team instead of individual health-care providers. Second, information needs were examined in a particular organizational… CONTINUE READING

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