Improving The Ordering Clinician Workflow For Placing Ambulatory Consult Orders

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Utilizing Usability Testing to Implement Design Changes to the Electronic Consult Order: Synthesis of Literature Nicole K. Kapinos NURS 7111 - Spring 2015 University of Minnesota This project aims to move evidence into practice by utilizing usability feedback techniques to improve the ordering clinician workflow for placing ambulatory consult orders. The project scope focuses solely on the design of the ambulatory consult order and workflow. This project is the result of the need for two disparate electronic health record (EHR) instances to be combined into one EHR that will span the entire organization. The database records that house the consult orders will be combined into one database which is not of the same…show more content…
Additionally, a general web search for the keyword usability testing revealed a framework employed by the US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) to conduct usability testing. The searches for all databases were restricted to the past 10 years. Criteria for inclusion was limited to English language source, any study design, and commentaries or opinion articles were excluded from the search. The CINAHL search produced 13 articles relevant to the overall subject of the project. The CINHAL results were evaluated by reviewing title and abstract and two articles were chosen for inclusion. Ovid Medline produced 19 results which resulted in duplicate entries from the CINHAL search. PubMed produced 24 articles for perusal which were narrowed by title and abstract review and those articles were further narrowed for inclusion or exclusion after reading the full text. The included articles yielded several more results when utilizing the “related citations” feature of the PubMed search engine. PsycINFO resulted in 239 articles which were narrowed by title and abstract review and those articles were further narrowed for inclusion or exclusion after reading the full text. At the completion of the search and evaluation process there were approximately 15 articles that met the inclusion criteria of being published within the past ten years, in the English language, and being relevant to a project that aimed
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