Scoping the design space for data supported decision- making tools in respiratory care: needs, barriers and future aspirations

Helena Tendedez, Roisin McNaney, Jon Whittle, Maria Angela Ferrario

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There is an increasing demand from healthcare providers for timely and accurate information about patients' conditions, to support appropriate decision making about their needs. Often, healthcare providers have limited data access due to complex issues surrounding sharing agreements and data recording and storage. Designing data supported decisionmaking (DSDM) tools in this environment is challenging, as they often fail to fully integrate into practice. Existing work focuses on implementing tools such as dashboards and smartphone apps to support decision making practices. However, these tools often operate independently from main systems, and there is limited HCI research on the challenges of designing and integrating such tools into long-term health-care delivery. We describe our participatory design research with clinical and service management staff on a respiratory care ward. We use the process of designing a DSDM dashboard to explore larger challenges behind designing DSDM tools for healthcare providers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
Subtitle of host publication21-24 May 2018, New York, United States
EditorsLi Li, Nadir Weibel, Katarzyna Wac
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364508
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2018 - New York, United States of America
Duration: 21 May 201824 May 2018
Conference number: 12th (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2018
Abbreviated titlePervasiveHealth 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityNew York
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  • clinicians
  • Data supported decision making
  • Health data
  • Respiratory care
  • User centered design

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