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