Electronic Whiteboards in Emergency Medicine: A Systematic Review

Rasmus Rasmussen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review


    As more and more Emergency Departments replace the manual dry-erase whiteboards used for coordination of patient care and communication among clinicians with IT-based electronic whiteboards a need to clarify the effects of implementing these systems arises. This paper seeks to answer this question by systematically reviewing studies on electronic whiteboards. The results of the review indicate that electronic whiteboards influence the work at Emergency Departments in various different ways e.g. changes to work practice and changes to whiteboard information accuracy. Also, the review finds that there are mediating factors that have an impact upon these effects e.g. display format and integration with other clinical IT systems. However, the results are somewhat inconclusive and of a mixed nature and therefore this paper calls for more focused and specific research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium
    EditorsGang Luo, Jiming Liu
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Publication date2012
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0781-9
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Cite this