Exploring User Interfaces for Search and Content Based Clinical Decision Support in Electronic Health Record Systems
Both electronic health records (EHR) and clinical decision support (CDS)
are each important attributions to clinicans and clinical workflow. Elec-
tronic health records provide clinicans with crucial patient information at
the point of care, while clinical decision support gives well-founded and well-
documented clinical recommendations at the point of decision making.
This thesis explores how patient information from EHRs could be utilized as a
basis for better and more effective decision support. Additionally, two meth-
ods of accessing decision support recommendations are created and studied.
One is based on search, with known elements from common general and
medical search interfaces. The other performs automatic ranking of relevant
recommendations based on patient information from a popular norwegian
To find out how these two prototypes should integrate and utilize informa-
tion from an EHR system, an case-based experiment was conducted. This
is a qualitative measure of user feedback, with elements from quantitative
research. User satisfaction were measured by using methods such as user
testing, interviews and surveys.
User feedback suggest that clinical workflow have much to gain from integrat-
ing EHR with CDS, as well as computerizing and making clinical national
recommendations available in an EHR context. It is also clear that elements
like search and automation are important features in an integrated system,
and further research of decision support may include an integration of these
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:no:ntnu:diva-23164Local ID: ntnudaim:8349OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ntnu-23164DiVA: diva2:658751
Nytrø, Oystein, Førsteamanuensis