Coordination and communication in critical care: Assessing potential technology support (2008–2010)

Abstract:
Better human-centred methods to evaluate the effect of healthcare information and communication technology on coordination in busy critical care contexts could save millions of healthcare dollars annually and improve quality of patient care. We will develop novel conceptual and computer-based methods (1) to assess the coordination of humans and their resources in critical care contexts and (2) to evaluate the impact of potential information and communication technology on critical care coordination. Expected outcomes are a method for classifying coordination phenomena, and computer support for reasoning about technology impact. Results will generalise to other complex sociotechnical systems.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
    Professor - Psychology
    School of Psychology
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor
    School of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine
  • Academic Title-Professor
    Princess Alexandra Hospital Southside Clinical Unit
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Australian Research Council