Conference Paper

Tailoring Interface for Spanish Language: A Case Study with CHICA System

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02806-9_46 Conference: Human Centered Design, First International Conference, HCD 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009, Proceedings
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We developed a clinical decision support system (CDSS) – Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation (CHICA) - to
deliver patient specific guidance at the point of clinical care. CHICA captures structured data from families, physicians,
and nursing, staff using a scannable paper user interface - Adaptive Turnaround Documents (ATD) while remaining sensitive
to the workflow constraints of a busy outpatient pediatric practice. The system was deployed in November 2004 with an English
language only user interface. In July 2005, we enhanced the user interface with a Spanish version of the pre-screening questionnaire
to capture information from Spanish speaking families in our clinic. Subsequently, our results show an increase in rate of
family responses to the pre-screening questionnaire by 36% (51% vs. 87%) in a four month time period before and after the
Spanish interface deployment and up to 32% (51% vs. 83%) since November 2004. Furthermore, our results show that Spanish speaking
families, on average, respond to the questionnaire more than English speaking families (85% vs. 49%). This paper describes
the design, implementation challenges and our measure of success when trying to adapt a computer scannable paper interface
to another language.

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