Design of a handheld computer application for clinical critical incident reporting

Louise Moody, Jacqui Bleetman, Huw Bristow, Val Forde, Louise Wallace

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Abstract

This paper describes the design of a handheld, mobile computing application for the reporting of patient safety incidents by clinical staff. Research suggests that there is under-reporting of patient related critical incidents within the NHS. The current process of reporting is primarily handled using paper based systems. This introduces a number of barriers to reporting by staff and presents risks in terms of the integrity of the information. This research has involved determining the user requirements of a handheld computer-based reporting system aimed at improving the quality and quantity of reports made. The user centred design process involved in producing a prototype solution is described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Ergonomics 2007
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics (CE2007), 17-19 April 2007, Nottingham, UK
EditorsPhilip D. Bust
PublisherCRC Press
Pages499-504
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780415436380
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2007
EventAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2007 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Apr 200719 Apr 2007

Publication series

NameContemporary Ergonomics
PublisherCRC Press

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Ergonomics Society on Contemporary Ergonomics 2007
Abbreviated titleCE2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period17/04/0719/04/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Moody, L., Bleetman, J., Bristow, H., Forde, V., & Wallace, L. (2007). Design of a handheld computer application for clinical critical incident reporting. In P. D. Bust (Ed.), Contemporary Ergonomics 2007: Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Ergonomics (CE2007), 17-19 April 2007, Nottingham, UK (pp. 499-504). (Contemporary Ergonomics). CRC Press.