The overall goal of the project is to develop information technology that makes optimal use of the available interaction devices and knowledge about the care situation to give cooperating clinicians in the ward access to the most relevant clinical information at each point of care.
Towards that goal, this project will explore, construct and evaluate user interfaces to clinical information that:
- Utilize the combination of computing and interaction devices available at each specific point of care in an optimal way.
- Give users persistent and exchangeable views of information relevant for a specific task and allow for flexible session handling.
- Enable efficient navigation into relevant information trough system-awareness of context, role, situation and care plans.
Our contributions will be:
- Usage-scenarios and requirements for this kind of pervasive multi-user, multi-session, multi-task computing in the hospital ward.
- Models and theory for computer-mediated interaction and communication in fragmented, cooperative and information-intensive work processes.
- Prototypes demonstrating: situation- and guideline-aware mobile interfaces, view-persistence across sessions and devices, and context- and role-driven information navigation.
Our main results will be:
- Product prototypes and specifications in the open domain.
- New theory in the areas of ubiquitous computing, human-computer interaction, health informatics and computer supported cooperative work.
The effects will be to
- Introduce a new paradigm for computer-supported real-time multi-cooperation in the hospital ward and similar complex situations
- Increase user and sector competence
- Increase industry and research competitiveness within clinical information