Interfaces to medical information systems: Supporting evidenced based practice

Timothy R. Mcewen, John M. Flach, Nancy C. Elder

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This paper describes the development and initial evaluation of an interface to medical information related to cardiovascular health. The interface, which is designed to be used on a touch tablet, uses principles of Ecological Interface Design to create an interface that addresses cardiovascular health at multiple functional levels: specific test values, general state of health based on a published epidemiological model of risk, and treatment guides based on published standards of best practice. The evaluation focused on the value of providing multiple functional levels for making judgments about cardiovascular risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6973930
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages6
JournalConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Issue numberJanuary
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2014 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2014Oct 8 2014


  • Cognitive systems engineering
  • Ecological interface design
  • Electronic medical information systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction


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