Balancing volume and duration of information consumption by physicians: The case of health information exchange in critical care.

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Journal of biomedical informatics, ISSN: 1532-0480, Vol: 71, Page: 1-15

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Politi, Liran; Codish, Shlomi; Sagy, Iftach; Fink, Lior
Elsevier BV
Computer Science; Medicine
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The realization of the potential benefits of health information exchange systems (HIEs) for emergency departments (EDs) depends on the way these systems are actually used. The attributes of volume of information and duration of information processing are important for the study of HIE use patterns in the ED, as cognitive load and time constraints may result in a trade-off between these attributes. Experts and non-experts often use different problem-solving strategies, which may be consequential for their system use patterns. Little previous research focuses on the trade-off between volume and duration of system use or on the factors that affect it, including user expertise.