Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 1327–1334

Usability Evaluation of Mobile Medical Treatment Carts: Another Explanation by Information Engineers

  • Tsan-Nan Chien
  • Sung-Huai Hsieh
  • Po-Hsun Cheng
  • Ying-Pei Chen
  • Sao-Jie Chen
  • Jer-Junn Luh
  • Heng-Shuen Chen
  • Jin-Shin Lai
ORIGINAL PAPER

DOI: 10.1007/s10916-010-9593-x

Cite this article as:
Chien, TN., Hsieh, SH., Cheng, PH. et al. J Med Syst (2012) 36: 1327. doi:10.1007/s10916-010-9593-x

Abstract

Healthcare services integration is a critical task as it attempts to reform the user practices. In response to the request of facilities upgrade, we perform a usability evaluation of the mobile medical treatment carts (MMTC) installed in the Emergency Medicine Department of our healthcare enterprise. A survey conducted in August 2006 identified that our experimental area needs some improvements to support the MMTC adoption. For example, the MMTC can accompany with several popular nursing care items. Follow-up several undertaken investigations indicated that our expectation of the MMTC solution had been reached. Given the evident heterogeneity of viewpoints, it is imperative for a healthcare enterprise to broadly ascertain the requirements of end users before investing in any information technologies.

Keywords

Healthcare informatics Human-computer interaction Information management Mission critical Wireless network 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsan-Nan Chien
    • 1
  • Sung-Huai Hsieh
    • 2
  • Po-Hsun Cheng
    • 3
  • Ying-Pei Chen
    • 1
  • Sao-Jie Chen
    • 1
    • 4
  • Jer-Junn Luh
    • 5
  • Heng-Shuen Chen
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
  • Jin-Shin Lai
    • 9
  1. 1.Graduate Institute of Electronics EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringProvidence UniversityTaichungTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Software EngineeringNational Kaohsiung Normal UniversityKaohsiung CountyTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  5. 5.School of Physical TherapyNational Taiwan University College of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  6. 6.Department of Medical InformaticsNational Taiwan University College of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  7. 7.Department of Family MedicineNational Taiwan University HospitalTaipeiTaiwan
  8. 8.School of MedicineNational Taiwan University College of MedicineTaipeiTaiwan
  9. 9.Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of MedicineNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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