I'll be presenting a talk titled "Medication List Make-over: Usable Lists for the Task at Hand". I'll be showing lots of illustrations (hardly any bullet points), and describing the 15 views of that Medication List so necessary in the EHR. Here's the list of the 15 views. I'm pretty sure it's incomplete, so I welcome your comments and contributions.
- Pocket List (Prescriber View)
- Therapeutic Management List
- Medication Renewals List (Simple vs Complex)
- Medication Reconciliation List
- Timeline View
- Burst or intermittent therapy List
- Peri-procedural List
- Tried and Failed List
- eMAR List
- MAR summary
- Basic Pocket List (Patient View)
- Restock the Medi-minder List
- Reminder for Refills List
- Daily Reminder List
- End of Visit List
I'll also be taking you inside the head of the family physician, helping you empathize with the sometimes crushing cognitive load (aka Mental Effort) that family physicians labor under: quite similar to the mental effort of an air traffic controller. Here's a common scenario:
Imagine you are the doctor seeing a patient with 15 chronic problems and 20 medications (that is fairly common nowdays, since we are living longer from diseases that used to kill us younger). The patient's blood pressure is not quite controlled, so you need to make an adjustment in their medications. Currently, it's a lot of work to figure out which of their current meds are for high BP, and if their dose has been maximized yet. You need to decide "increase the dose of an existing med, or start a new one?" Here's a visual of the work involved.
If you attend, you'll learn about the limitations of memory, the strength of our visual system in processing very quickly, and design principles that foster great make-overs which will make the physician's work easier, quicker, more accurate, and safer.
I'd love to meet up with you if you want to chat about our shared interests. Follow me on Twitter @jefbelden and @toomanyclicks.