Hands-on Automated Nursing Data System (HANDS)


Developers: Alessandro Febretti, Andrew Johnson, Yu-Chung Chen, Gail M. Keenan and Diana Wilke (University of Florida College of Nursing); Karen Dunn Lopez (UIC College of Nursing)

URL: http://www.healthteamiq.com/Default.aspx

The Hands-on Automated Nursing Data System (HANDS) is a standardized plan of care method in which the patient’s plan is updated at every nurse hand-off allowing the interdisciplinary team to track the story about care and progress toward desired outcomes in a standardized format across time and units.

EVL is collaborating with UIC’s College of Nursing and College of Engineering on the visual component of the HANDS system. Current goals include:
  • Improving the original HANDS user interface for more potential users such as doctors and therapists
  • investigating and understanding the needs of prospective users, and adding additional functionality to HANDS to address the needs of those users
  • Adding visualization to HANDS existing reports in an effort to empower current and future users to do more data exploration and visual analytics


Email: aej@evl.uic.edu

Date: September 18, 2009 - May 31, 2015
HANDS Workload Report screen shot - Y. Chen, EVL

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