Engineering Representations to Support Evidence-based Clinical Practice

John M Flach, Peter Reynolds, Caroline Cao, Tiffany Saffell

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This paper provides an introduction to Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE) and Ecological Interface Design (EID), as important complements to more conventional Human Factors Engineering approaches. These complementary perspectives are essential for supporting productive thinking in complex work domains, such as healthcare. We suggest that EHR systems provide a unique opportunity to take advantage of these approaches to support Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in healthcare and we show examples of these approaches to three different healthcare problems: cardiovascular health, pain management, and anemia.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-73
JournalProceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes


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