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