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A Mobile App to Improve Patient Management in Emergency Departments: Caregiver Needs Analysis, Design and Early Technology Acceptance Assessment

Published inStudies in health technology and informatics, Editors Bernd Blobel, Mauro Giacomini, p. 233-238
Collection
  • Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; 285
Publication date2021-10-27
Abstract

Emergency care is very complex in that it requires patient-centered care in a coordinated manner among multiple providers in a highly distractible, unpredictable and stressful environment. Sharing information efficiently between providers in this context is difficult. Connecting emergency providers with each other through a digital communication channel could improve the efficiency of information sharing and emergency care. This study describes the development process of PIMPmyHospital, a mobile app dedicated to emergency department physicians and nurses to collaboratively manage their patients. We relied on a user-centered design process involving caregivers from a pediatric emergency department. The process started with semi-structured interviews that informed the specifications of the app, followed by an iterative design and development approach. The resulting prototype was evaluated by end-users using the perceived usefulness dimension of the technology acceptance model questionnaire. Early user engagement during the design and development of a dedicated mobile app must be taken into account to improve its perceived usefulness and future adoption.

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Keywords
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Information Technology
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Mobile Applications
  • Patient Care Management
  • Caregivers
  • Child
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Humans
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Technology
Citation (ISO format)
EHRLER, Frédéric et al. A Mobile App to Improve Patient Management in Emergency Departments: Caregiver Needs Analysis, Design and Early Technology Acceptance Assessment. In: Studies in health technology and informatics. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2021. p. 233–238. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics) doi: 10.3233/SHTI210605
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