Valid Point of Care IT for Improved Decision making Precision

Nemeth, Christopher ;   Pamplin, Jeremy ;   Blomberg, Josh ;   Argenta, Christopher ;   Serio-Melvin, Maria ;   Salinas, Jose

Precision in clinician point of care decisions relies on awareness of and access to the most important, or salient, information. Barriers to clinician cognitive work such as poorly-crafted information technology, delay patient care and increase care cost, length of stay, and the potential for misadventures. We report on the Cooperative Communication System (CCS) project using Cognitive Systems Engineering methods to develop a real time IT system to support Burn ICU individual and team cognitive work and communication . More efficient, reliable collaboration among members of the ICU staff who use the CCS is expected to improve patient safety and optimize patient outcomes.