Data recording in Primary Care field studies

Axelrod, Lesley, Fitzpatrick, Geraldine Ann, Henwood, Flis, Cassell, Jackie, Smith, Helen, Nicholson, Amanda and Rait, Greta (2011) Data recording in Primary Care field studies. In: 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) and Workshops, 23 - 26th May, Dublin, Ireland.

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This position paper describes the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) field studies component of the multidisciplinary Patient Records Enhancement Project (PREP). PREP seeks to understand variability of data found in primary care electronic records, in particular the balance between coded data and doctor’s ‘free text’ notes. HCI fieldwork will establish variables that affect recording practices. In field studies we observe and record data recording practices in general practice(GP) surgeries, interview staff, video consultations with real patients and video consultations with standardized patients(played by medical actors). By standardizing patients we can compare the impact of other variables: different doctors, in different surgeries, using different e-health systems. Our early findings suggest that variability is due to a complex web of reasons, driven by personal, contextual and organizational processes. Findings from thematic analysis will result in design implications for studies by epidemiologists and public health researchers, design of NHS training and work processes, and design of electronic health record interfaces.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: R Medicine
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Depositing User: Jessica Stockdale
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 12:03
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2019 11:16
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