The Michigan Workforce Background Check (MWBC) system is a cost-effective, usable web application for conducting employability screenings for healthcare workers in long-term care settings. This system is an exemplar for demonstrating how a user-centered design process facilitated the flow of critical information, improved applicant data accuracy, and improved patient safety by eliminating access by known abusers and criminals to vulnerable adults in long-term care settings. The redesigned system 1) increases the efficiency in the background check process, 2) collects more accurate and comprehensive applicant data, and 3) ultimately improves patient safety by quickly identifying unfit workers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2013|