Iterative user centered design for development of a patient-centered fall prevention toolkit


Key Questions: How can we reduce patient falls? Who is involved in the design? What is the conventional user-centered design? 

The goal of the project is to develop a suite of tools to support patient engagement in fall prevention practices in hospitals. One aspect of the project aims to revise a paper version of the Fall T.I.P.S toolkit. Since the original Fall T.I.P.S (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) solution required electronic decision support and complicated informatics expertise, a redesigned paper Fall T.I.P.S toolkit with decision support will allow for broader adoption among hospitals that cannot implement the electronic solution


  • Introduction
  • Materials and methods
  • Theory
  • Results
  • Discussion and conclusion 
Contact Person/Organization: 

Zachary Katsulis, Awatef Ergai, Wai Yin Leung, Laura Schenkel, Amisha Rai, Jason Adelman, James Benneyan, David W. Bates, and Patricia C. Dykes

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center

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Publication Date: 

HRET HIIN Falls Virtual Event | How to Implement the Fall TIPS© Tool on Your Unit Part 2