Tejani N.,Yale University |
Dresselhaus T.R.,The San Diego VA Health Care System |
Dresselhaus T.R.,University of California at San Diego |
Weinger M.B.,Vanderbilt University |
Weinger M.B.,Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
Journal of Biomedical Informatics | Year: 2010
We developed a hand-held data collection tool to facilitate real-time collection of data on the factors that affect hospital staff performance. To assure high-yield of data from busy clinicians, the design objectives included low response burden, the ability to collect complex real-time data in dynamic work environments, and automated data integration. Iterative user-centered design of custom interfaces resulted in a dynamic intuitive platform where branching logic was applied to present a series of survey questions dependent on the participant's responses. Over a 12-month period, 304 inpatient physicians and nurses completed (with minimal initial training) a total of 11,381 survey responses. For randomly timed repeated survey prompts, complete (73%) or partial (12%) responses were obtained in a median time of 96 s. © 2009 Elsevier Inc.