From Human Action to Data: Man-Machine Interface in Manual Data Entries
Intensive care units (ICUs) are increasingly confronted with incredibly large amounts of data originating from diagnostic and therapeutic devices as well as from clinical documentation. Patient Data Management Systems (PDMS) or Intensive Care Information Systems (ICIS) (1) are speciahzed to collect, visualize and store clinical patient data such as demographics, vital parameters, doctors and nurses plans and notes. Moreover, they are able to facilitate complex calculations for input-output balances, hemodynamic parameters and clinical scores and to support medical decision making through displaying trends and graphs of the patient’s course. The man-machine interface builds the base of the interaction between the information system and the user. Its design and implementation plays a large role when defining useabihty and practicability of an applied system.
KeywordsUser Performance Patient Data Management System Intensive Care Unit Outcome Manual Data Entry Intensive Care Information System
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