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HDLalert - a healthcare DL alerting system: from user needs to implementation.

Hinze, Annika ; Buchanan, George ; Jung, Doris ; Adams, Anne Hinze, Annika (correspondence author)

Health Informatics Journal, June 2006, Vol.12(2), pp.121-135 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    HDLalert - a healthcare DL alerting system: from user needs to implementation.
  • Author: Hinze, Annika ; Buchanan, George ; Jung, Doris ; Adams, Anne
  • Hinze, Annika (correspondence author)
  • Subjects: SDI ; Health Care ; Medicine ; Digital Libraries ; Institutional Repositories ; Users ; Health Professionals ; User Surveys ; Information Services
  • Is Part Of: Health Informatics Journal, June 2006, Vol.12(2), pp.121-135
  • Description: In the health domain, there are many circumstances where clinicians (i.e. doctors, nurses, allied health professionals) and patients wish to track changes in medical knowledge. However, existing 'news' or 'alert' services provide relatively limited means for selecting which information to receive. The result is that clinicians and patients often receive information that is inappropriate, irrelevant or simply too much. In this paper, we detail alert-relevant findings from several international user studies (e.g. UK, Germany and New Zealand) incorporating both clinical staff (across several hospitals) and patients' perceptions. These findings demonstrate the importance of context, in terms of both the user's task and immediate environment. We introduce a novel alerting architecture that can provide a finely tailored stream of alerts to the user, and provides further support to assist the interpretation of received material.
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1460-4582 ; DOI: 10.1177/1460458206063808

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