We are interested in how the design of medical information influences the way people use medical checklists in patient care. We believe that design matters. We believe that good design can improve adoption and use of checklists, increase their sustained use during patient care and increase completion of all steps correctly in a more timely fashion. We also believe that bad design can have the opposite effects. Both should be studied.

We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of faculty at Stanford who are working on the design, evaluation, and implementation of cognitive aids in medicine. We call ourselves the Cognitive Aids in Medicine group at Stanford, with the following Stanford Faculty: Larry Chu, MD (Design, Medical Cognition), Kyle Harrison, MD (Medical Cognition, Crisis Resource Management), Stu Card, PhD(Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction) and Scott Klemmer, PhD(Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction).

This Cogaids website project, and the design of static media-based medical cognitive aids, is led by Drs. Larry Chu and Kyle Harrison of the Stanford AIM Lab. Other projects, such as our dynamic computer-generated cognitive aid work is done in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of experts and advisors at Stanford’s Department of Computer Science Human Computer Interaction group, led by Stu Card and Scott Klemmer.

  • Stanford Cognitive Aids in Medicine Group
  • February 2013
  • Emergency checklists
  • cognitive aids
  • maternal cardiac arrest
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