Dr. Yunan Chen
Department of Informatics
Tuesday, August 10 Calit2 Building, Room 3008
A light lunch will be available at 11:45 AM; the seminar will begin at 12:00 noon.
In this talk I will present a recent qualitative field study on examining EMR-based documentation in an Emergency Department (ED), with an emphasis on computerized documentation activities in the complex flow of clinical processes. This study revealed a gap between formal EMR documentation and the actual clinical workflow, which leads ED staff to rely on intermediate - transitional artifacts to facilitate their work. Built on the findings of the previous qualitative study, we propose to use the Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) method to quantitatively evaluate the impact of EMR on clinical work. Specifically, we are studying clinicians’ work in the following dimensions: time, activities and location, to study the underlying rationales of these activities.