Capturing clinical questions during medical residents' workflow.

Herbert Chase, David Kaufman, Eneida A. Mendonça

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We studied the feasibility of capturing clinical questions in an inpatient setting during workflow by providing five internal medicine residents with digital recorders. We found that most of questions collected were recorded during chart documentation, that possessing the recorder prompted residents to ask more questions than they might have otherwise, and that questions were often asked only after consultation with readily available information sources such as Epocrates. Our results suggest that capturing questions during workflow on a busy hospital ward is feasible and may unmask latent information needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)897
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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