Presentation (Times are in PDT)

The Effects of a Problem Oriented View on Clinician Workflow

10:37 AM–10:44 AM May 20, 2020 (Conference Time: US - Pacific)

10:37 AM–10:44 AM May 20, 2020


Abstract: With the near universal uptake of electronic health records, the amount of data available to clinicians has grown exponentially, and intelligent ways of filtering and summarizing that data are needed. The Problem Oriented View, a resource that auto-summarizes clinical data based on its relevance to specific clinical problems, was designed to meet this need. To test the effectiveness of the Problem Oriented View, we conducted a study to compare the Problem Oriented View to standard EHR functionality. We found that use of the Problem Oriented View resulted in faster and more accurate data retrieval, higher usability scores, and lower cognitive load scores. The Problem Oriented View has the potential to improve patient care and address a root cause of clinician burnout.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Attendees of this session will be able to describe the importance of organizing and presenting clinical data using a Problem Oriented View. They will learn that implementing a Problem Oriented View into the electronic health record (EHR) increases the efficiency and accuracy of data retrieval by clinicians, improves usability, and decreases cognitive load. Finally, they will learn what material is already publically available to assist with the implementation of Problem Oriented Views at their home institutions.


Michael Semanik (Presenter)
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Peter Kleinschmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison
DuWayne Willett, UT Southwestern
Adam Wright, Vanderbilt University
Joel Buchanan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Shannon Dean, University of Wisconsin-Madison