Modeling task scheduling in complex healthcare environments: Identifying relevant factors

Laura H. Barg-Walkow, Wendy A. Rogers

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Abstract

Multiple task coordination involves scheduling tasks, completing tasks, and integrating tasks into a workflow. Task scheduling can influence outcomes of safety, satisfaction, and efficiency when completing tasks. This is especially important in complex life-critical environments such as healthcare, which incurs many situations where there are multiple tasks and limited resources for addressing all tasks. One approach for understanding tasks coordination is the Strategic Task Overload Management (STOM) model, which is a model for task scheduling behavior. In this theoretical paper, we discuss how this model can be extended to a complex healthcare environment. There are additional considerations (e.g., time) which must be considered when applying this model to healthcare. Ultimately, understanding how emergency physicians make multiple task scheduling decisions will advance theories and models, such as STOM, which can then in turn be implemented to improve scheduling behaviors in complex healthcare environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages772-775
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

OtherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/9/1710/13/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Barg-Walkow, L. H., & Rogers, W. A. (2017). Modeling task scheduling in complex healthcare environments: Identifying relevant factors. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 (pp. 772-775). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2017-October). Human Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1177/1541931213601677