Mitchell, J, De Quincey, EJ, Pantin, C and Mustfa, N (2020) The Development of a Point of Care Clinical Guidelines Mobile Application Following a User-Centred Design Approach. Design, User Experience, and Usability. Case Studies in Public and Personal Interactive Systems.. ISSN 978-3-030-49757-6

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This paper describes the development of a point of care clinical guidelines mobile application. A user-centred design approach was utilised to inform the design of a smartphone application, this included: Observations; a survey; focus groups and an analysis of popular apps utilised by clinicians in a UK NHS Trust. Usability testing was conducted to inform iterations of the application, which presents clinicians with a variety of integrated tools to aid in decision making and information retrieval.

The study found that clinicians use a mixture of technology to retrieve information, which is often inefficient or has poor usability. It also shows that smartphone application development for use in UK hospitals needs to consider the variety of users and their clinical knowledge and work pattern. This study highlights the need for applying user-centred design methods in the design of information presented to clinicians and the need for clinical information delivery that is efficient and easy to use at the bedside.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical guidelines; User-centred design; Mobile applications
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2020 13:33
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 10:00

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