A Tool to Study Clinician Workflow in the Emergency Department

3:30 PM–4:30 PM May 19, 2020 (Conference Time: US - Pacific)

3:30 PM–4:30 PM May 19, 2020

Regency Prefunction


Abstract: Emergency Department (ED) are highly dynamic settings characterized by variable patient volume. Therefore, a vital aspect to efficiency in an ED is how clinicians manage multiple patients at the same time, a skill learned by physicians over time. To study clinician workflow patterns, our team has developed a novel informatics tool to capture the number of active patients managed by Attending and resident physicians over a shift, which can lead to important insight for providers.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Clinical informatics tool that has been developed in this study can be used to capture clinician workflow patterns and provides metric on the number of active patients seen by Emergency Department physicians. This metric can be used to ultimately provide meaningful feedback to clinicians and potentially improve their practice.


Sonita Bennett (Presenter)
MedStar Institute for Innovation

Joseph Blumenthal, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Ann Bisantz, University at Buffalo
Shrey Mathur, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Tracy Kim, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Aaron Hettinger, Georgetown University School of Medicine