How do people REALLY make healthcare decisions?

Thomas Goetz in Wired Magazine highlights Alexandra Carmichael and her decision tree for health decisions, along with 2 other scenarios. Alexandra is the founder of the CureTogether open source health research community. CureTogether is an innovative service that facilitates finding effective ways to address health concerns by active participation by people living with certain conditions, . . . → Read More: How do people REALLY make healthcare decisions?

Collaborative Sensemaking & the Irreducible Burdens of Healthcare Information

Are EHRs (Electronic Health Records) Error Inducing Machines?

Thanks to Brady Anderson on the Design for Care community site who alerted us to Dr. Christine Sinsky’s “eNirvana – Are we There Yet?”

I believe we are “not yet there.”  As long as the Medicare specification known as “meaningful use “criteria ignores design, usability, and the . . . → Read More: Collaborative Sensemaking & the Irreducible Burdens of Healthcare Information

Infrastructure lock-in, Innovation lock-out

Experienced systems and design professionals have increasingly raised their concern for the poor design of eHealth Records (EMR, EHR) systems for the last couple of years. The rapid increase in adoption and deployment, spurred by US government stimulus spending, has pushed vendors to roll systems to market in unrepentant haste. With interaction design that would . . . → Read More: Infrastructure lock-in, Innovation lock-out

Designing for Care

Reposted from the Rosenfeld book site / author blog.

I am inviting experienced designers (and professionals and administrators) to review and advise the course of a new book, Design for Care. Interested and interesting people can register on the book’s community site at designforcare.com.

Healthcare is a sector of complex interconnected systems. If we act . . . → Read More: Designing for Care