Application design in health care domain

30 Oct 2007 - 6:00am
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pooja
2007

Hi All,

Does any member have designed the application for hospital or related health care fields? Is there any Samples or Guidelines available for health care domain?

What are the major attributes or details which have to be kept in attention while designing? Any example available which has the least number of mouse clicks?

Please suggest as I am currently working on hospital management application, need some guidance.

Regards,

Pooja Rastogi

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30 Oct 2007 - 8:57am
Dave Malouf
2005

Microsoft has developed what they call a Clinical UI guidelines
document.

Here is an article about it:
http://www.examiner.com/p-37868~Microsoft_Helps_Developers_of_Clinical_User_Interfaces_Improve_Efficiency__Patient_Safety_With_Free_Toolkit.html

Enjoy!

Otherwise I believe that healthcare is one of the worst examples of
enterprise software design. It is sooooo sorely lacking, especially
in the hospital administration and other clinical direct patient care
applications out there. I imagine that any designer with any good
resources and political clout and money can do better than anything
previously done.

-- dave

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30 Oct 2007 - 11:10am
Ty Hatch
2007

Haven't done any application design, but am working on a project for
customers/patients. The biggest challenge to me isn't the design
requirements, it's getting buy-in from the decision makers as they're
under a super tight budget with pressure from the top to deliver by a
set date. Sadly, design's taken a backseat to functionality (it's an
IT-driven project in a large company). Fortunately, the developers
and I are on the same page.

Now we just have to pound Websphere 5 into submission to release a
standards-based design. Anyone done that? We're having the toughest
time implementing a new theme as WS wants to wrap it all up in
multiple nested tables... Any help/hints appreciated.

On Oct 30, 2007, at 6:00 AM, pooja wrote:

Hi All,

Does any member have designed the application for hospital or related
health care fields? Is there any Samples or Guidelines available for
health care domain?

What are the major attributes or details which have to be kept in
attention while designing? Any example available which has the least
number of mouse clicks?

Please suggest as I am currently working on hospital management
application, need some guidance.

Regards,

Pooja Rastogi

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30 Oct 2007 - 11:09am
Margaret Hanley
2007

Susan Webber from LBi in the UK did a great presentation on the user research and design of the Map of Medicine for mobiles (MobileMap) at Euro IA. Her presentation isn't up on the web site, but I am sure that she would be willing to discuss her findings with you directly.

http://www.euroia.org/Programme.aspx

Mags

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Hi All,

Does any member have designed the application for hospital or related
health care fields? Is there any Samples or Guidelines available for
health care domain?

What are the major attributes or details which have to be kept in
attention while designing? Any example available which has the least number
of mouse clicks?

Please suggest as I am currently working on hospital management
application, need some guidance.

Regards,

Pooja Rastogi

________________________________________________________________
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30 Oct 2007 - 5:37pm
Juhan Sonin
2003

Pooja,

Your inspiration will come from outside the Health industry. 90% of
US Healthcare is 10 years behind the technology and design curve...
and backwards (i.e. not patient-centric).

Giant issue in the HC-space: there is zero data interoperability (for
example no CCD/CCR/C32 validation or data exchange across
organizations). This is by design (for vendor lock-in)... and it
kills any chance for digital data sharing across the globe.

Follow a few nurses, doctors, and (most importantly) patients around
in their everyday hospital activities. This will be a HUGE
eye-opener.
Books to peruse: Understanding HealthCare, Internal Bleeding, The End
of Medicine, Set Phasers on Stun (among many reads).
Podcasts: Life and Death in the USA, Dr Mike Magee's podcasts

Grady - Spot on about MS CUI. Good idea but the execution is
laughable. There are several open source health efforts (like Vista,
openEHR, Tolven, etc) that need a monster amount of Design help.

Pooja - if you need assistance, shoot me an email.

-Juhan

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5 Nov 2007 - 9:27am
Lorraine.Carter...
2007

Hi,

I understood that HIPAA prevented nearly all data sharing. Is that not
the case?

Lorraine

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