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Journal of Biomedical Informatics Supplement

Integrating Pattern Matching and Active Thinking Support in Information Displays for Clinicians

by Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD ; Jonathan Nebeker, MD, MS ; Stacey Slager, MS ; Charlene Weir, PhD, RN
Seminar date: 8/30/2017

Description: Experts can rapidly and accurately absorb a large amount of information when it matches their pre-existing mental models. Rarely, however, do complex clinical situations only involve intuitive pattern-matching reasoning. Tools for active, conscious reasoning that minimize cognitive load are also required. Understanding the deep patterns involved in clinical decision-making requires experimental work. These two presentations illustrate the importance of experimental work to test a Dual Process perspective in design. Intended audience: Human factors scientists, clinicians, and administrators interested in patient safety as a domain, quality improvement professionals, as well as those who are interested in how technology and workflow engineering can influence how clinicians think.

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