Development of a prototype continuity of care record with context-specific links to meet the information needs of case managers for persons living with HIV

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  • Objectives: (1) To develop a prototype Continuity of Care Record (CCR) with context-specific links to electronic HIV information resources; and (2) to assess case managers' perceptions regarding the usability of the prototype. Methods: We integrated context-specific links to HIV case management information resources into a prototype CCR using the Infobutton Manager and Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment (LITE). Case managers (N= 9) completed a think-aloud protocol and the Computer System Usability Questionnaire (CSUQ) to evaluate the usability of the prototype. Verbalizations from the think-aloud protocol were summarized using thematic analysis. CSUQ data were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Results: Although participants expressed positive comments regarding the usability of the prototype, the think-aloud protocol also identified the need for improvement in resource labels and for additional resources. On a scale ranging from 1 (strongly agree) to 7 (strongly disagree), the average CSUQ overall satisfaction was 2.25 indicating that users (n= 9) were generally satisfied with the system. Mean CSUQ factor scores were: System Usefulness (M= 2.13), Information Quality (M= 2.46), and Interface Quality (M= 2.26). Conclusion: Our novel application of the Infobutton Manager and LITE in the context of case management for persons living with HIV in community-based settings resulted in a prototype CCR with infobuttons that met the majority of case managers' information needs and received relatively positive usability ratings. Findings from this study inform future integration of context-specific links into CCRs and electronic health records and support their use for meeting end-users information needs. © 2012 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
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  • Schnall R; Cimino JJ; Bakken S
  • Start Page

  • 549
  • End Page

  • 555
  • Volume

  • 81
  • Issue

  • 8