Management of On-Line Registries Information for Patient Safety in Long-Term Care

  • Fuad Abujarad
  • Sarah J. Swierenga
  • Toni A. Dennis
  • Lori A. Post
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8522)


The Michigan Workforce Background Check (MWBC) system combine data streams from various sources and online registries showing findings of abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property and health care fraud. Employers use MWBC to have an initial determination of the suitability of person for employment in Long-Term Care facility. In this paper, we demonstrate how management of information and the optimization of the human interface positively impact the patient safety and workflow, which is essential for effective public health management.


Background Check Registry Check Long-Term Care Health Information Technology Usability User-Centered Design Patient Safety 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fuad Abujarad
    • 1
  • Sarah J. Swierenga
    • 2
  • Toni A. Dennis
    • 3
  • Lori A. Post
    • 1
  1. 1.Yale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Usability/Accessibility Research and ConsultingMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs State of MichiganLansingUSA

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