Development and usability testing of an audit and feedback tool for anesthesiologists.

Journal Article

BACKGROUND: We describe the creation and evaluation of a personal audit and feedback (A&F) tool for anesthesiologists. METHODS: A survey aimed at capturing barriers for personal improvement efforts and feedback preferences was administered to attending anesthesiologists. The results informed the design and implementation of 4 dashboards that display information on individual practice characteristics as well as comparative performance on several quality metrics. The dashboards' usability was then tested using the human-centered design framework. RESULTS: Anesthesiologists listed lack of information on current practice as the main barrier for improvement. Regarding usability, participants gave the dashboards an average score of 3.8 (scale 1-5) on consistency, learnability, and information organization, and performed the assigned tasks well, with an average score of 89% (range 79-100%). CONCLUSIONS: We describe the design, implementation, and usability testing of an innovative tool that utilizes data derived from the electronic health record (EHR) system to provide A&F to anesthesiology providers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barbeito, A; Segall, N

Published Date

  • April 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 34

PubMed ID

  • 31984342

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6951966

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2574-2531

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jamiaopen/ooy054


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States