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Envisioning for Common User Interface

Nov 9, 2007 at 3:23 PM

On behalf of the Common User Interface (CUI) Project, we would like to invite you to participate in a set of Envisioning activities that will take place over the next four months. This activity will guide the direction taken and deliverables produced during the second phase of this project, which will extend over the next 18 months.

To ensure that the Project addresses the priorities of healthcare application developers, we would like to solicit your input on the proposed scope of this next phase. In particular, we would like input on the UI issues and components that you feel should be the highest priorities for the Project, within the following clinical scope areas:

• Medications Management
• Clinical Noting and Terminology
• Structured Planning of Care
• Consistent Navigation and Application Framework
• Handover of Care

We will be creating separate discussion threads for each of these areas, and invite you to offer any initial thoughts on design guidance or toolkit controls that you think would be of greatest value for us to produce.

We have initiated the discussions with a brief description of the scope areas (as shown below). If you would like to suggest other issues that are not covered by the five scope areas outlined above, please feel free to add them as a reply to this post.

Best regards,

Tony Rose
NHS CUI Project
Microsoft Ltd

Scope Area Descriptions:

1. Medications Management: The development of guidance and components to facilitate and enhance the communication of a prescription or medicine order, aiding the choice, administration and supply of a medicine

2. Clinical Noting and Terminology: The development of a safe, effective and efficient user interface for note taking and note using. The benefits of an electronic patient record, with a intelligent clinical noting system (that can incorporate SNOMED CT coding), need to outweigh the costs of using such a system.

3. Structured Planning of Care: The provision of a framework of guidance and components to help bring consistency and integration to generic care planning across clinical IT systems, with the aim of seamlessly integrating artefacts used to structure the planning of care, such as care pathways or bundles. The goal is to use evidence-based knowledge at the point of care to help clinicians follow best practice, in an intuitive manner.

4. Consistent Navigation and Application Framework: The development of high-level design principles and an overall application framework to reduce the likelihood of errors due to inconsistent navigation, to increase clinical effectiveness through common UI paradigms and approaches, such as menu structures and icons

5. Handover of Care: The development of functionality to support the safe and effective handover of care across all clinical contexts

Nov 21, 2007 at 3:42 AM
Start with the atomic unit of the health record.... the CCD/C32. Nail the basic objects then get fancy.


Tony, where are the bios of the MS CUI community leaders and committers?

Dec 7, 2007 at 11:53 AM

jsonin wrote:

Tony, where are the bios of the MS CUI community leaders and committers?



Just to clarify - do you mean the forum coordinators / devs or the people who are backing the project overall?

- Tony
Dec 9, 2007 at 5:27 AM

Anyone with commit rights + community leaders should have publicly viewable bios/resumes.