The Development of a Web-based Tool for Compliance with Safe Work Practices: a Case Study about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Fenne Verhoeven, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Ron Hendrix

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the design process of a Web-based tool for compliance with safe work practices in cross-border care settings, focusing on infection control of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The tool should facilitate health care workers (HCWs) with applicable evidence-based guidelines and best-practices that enhance the decision making process and enable them to deliver safe health care. A user-centered design approach was used comprising five different methods: Document analysis; scenario testing; survey; card sort task, and prototyping. The approach provided insights in HCWs' thinking and acting in practice which helped to fully adapt the tool to HCWs' needs. Moreover, it was found that involving HCWs is important to create ownership and to foster the applicability of the tool, even as to ensure that the toolpsilas content is in accordance with existing guidelines.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2009 International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages123-128
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7695-3532-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3360-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2009
    Event1st International Conference on eHealth Telemedicine and social Medicine, eTELEMED 2009 - Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
    Duration: 1 Feb 20097 Feb 2009
    Conference number: 1
    https://www.iaria.org/conferences2009/eTELEMED09.html

    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference on eHealth Telemedicine and social Medicine, eTELEMED 2009
    Abbreviated titleeTELEMED
    CountryMexico
    CityCancun
    Period1/02/097/02/09
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