Melanie C. Wright, PhD Awarded Developmental Research Grant

Melanie C. Wright, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Human Factors Specialist in the Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center, received a 2-year $418,798 NIH Exploratory / Developmental Research Grant Award (R21) from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) entitled “Toward Intelligent Display of Health Data: A Qualitative Study of Use Patterns”. This project proposes a unique approach to eliciting provider descriptions of the relative importance of specific health data in the context of their own data use activities. These descriptions will be analyzed to identify emerging themes related to information seeking and principles that can be applied to the organization and prioritization of clinical health data. This proposal has significant implications for the design of electronic health records to support faster information access and to ensure that critical information is not missed. This proposal also includes effort from Drs. Noa Segall, Jeffrey Taekman, Eugene Moretti, and Rebecca Schroeder.