The ability of pediatric patients and their parents to contribute to the management of their care during a hospital stay is crucial for better health outcomes and increased care satisfaction.1While some interactive patient care (IPC) tools are designed to place patients in an active and engaged role in their health, this does not guarantee that these systems will be used. Understanding the end user – in this case pediatric patients and their parent proxies – is essential in developing meaningful IPC tools. We previously developed and implemented a novel pain management IPC solution where patients are prompted to report their pain rating scores via an inpatient television screen after the administration of pain medication with the response sent to the nurse’s phone and documented in the electronic health record.2We wished to learn more about the population that utilizes IPC tools by conducting a retrospective analysis of inpatient records covering a twelve-month period. We sought to detect differences in patient responses across different demographics in order to better understand use patterns and potential improvement areas.

Learning Objective 1: Understand the use patterns of inpatient pediatric patients and their parent proxies (as end users) when it comes to interactive patient care tools to determine potential improvement areas.


Raniah Aldekhyyel (Presenter)
University of Minnesota

Michael Pitt, University of Minnesota
Bruce Lindgren, University of Minnesota
Genevieve Melton, University of Minnesota

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