Charlene R. Weir, PhD, RN

Research Interests

  • Psychology, Social
  • Task Performance and Analysis
  • Health Information Technology
  • Statistics
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Cognitive Science

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Biomedical Informatics - Research Professor, Nursing - Research Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Health Systems and Community-Based Care

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-4080
  • Biomedical Informatics
    421 Wakara Way, Room: Suite 140
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Charlene Weir is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Utah and the Associate Director for Education and Evaluation for the SLC GRECC as well as an investigator in the SLC IDEAS VA HSR&D center. Dr. Weir has a PhD in social cognitive psychology as well as a MS in Nursing. Her area of interest is in the application of motivation and cognitive theories as applied to the design and use of health information technologies. She is especially interested in integrative models of cognitive support that enhance the capability of the information system to support shared clinical decision-making, team coordination and effective implementation. She has extensive experience in the evaluation of technology interventions in healthcare, including the VA CPRS system. She has expertise in human factors research tools, experimental design techniques, measurement methodologies, cognitive task analysis as well as other qualitative techniques.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Social Psychology
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Texas
Nursing (Adult Health)
M.S.
Undergraduate University of Utah, College of Nursing
Nursing
B.S.N.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Psychology
B.S.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Gibson B, Butler J, Zirkle M, Hammond K, Weir C (3/14/14). Foraging for Information in the EHR. The Search for Adherence Related Information by VHA Mental Health Clinicians. Int J Med Inf.
  2. The orderly and effective visit: impact of the electronic health record on modes of cognitive control.Weir C, Drews FA, Leecaster MK, Barrus RJ, Hellewell JL, Nebeker JR (2012). The orderly and effective visit: impact of the electronic health record on modes of cognitive control. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2012, 979-87.
  3. An exploration of the impact of computerized patient documentation on clinical collaboration.Weir CR, Hammond KW, Embi PJ, Efthimiadis EN, Thielke SM, Hedeen AN (2011). An exploration of the impact of computerized patient documentation on clinical collaboration. Int J Med Inform, 80(8), e62-71.
  4. Development and preliminary evaluation of a simulation-based diabetes education module.Gibson B, Weir C (2010). Development and preliminary evaluation of a simulation-based diabetes education module. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2010, 246-50.
  5. Initial Steps toward Validating and Measuring the Quality of Computerized Provider Documentation.Hammond KW, Efthimiadis EN, Weir CR, Embi PJ, Thielke SM, Laundry RM, Hedeen A (2010). Initial Steps toward Validating and Measuring the Quality of Computerized Provider Documentation. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2010, 271-5.
  6. The development of a mental status vital sign for use across the spectrum of care.Flaherty JH, Shay K, Weir C, Kamholz B, Boockvar KS, Shaughnessy M, Shapiro R, Gordon S, Stein J, Rudolph JL (2009). The development of a mental status vital sign for use across the spectrum of care. J Am Med Dir Assoc, 10(6), 379-80.
  7. The state of the evidence for computerized provider order entry: a systematic review and analysis of the quality of the literature.Weir CR, Staggers N, Phansalkar S (2009). The state of the evidence for computerized provider order entry: a systematic review and analysis of the quality of the literature. Int J Med Inform, 78(6), 365-74.
  8. Using implementation safety indicators for CPOE implementation.Weir CR, McCarthy CA (2009). Using implementation safety indicators for CPOE implementation. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 35(1), 21-8.
  9. Clinicians' perceptions about use of computerized protocols: a multicenter study.Phansalkar S, Weir CR, Morris AH, Warner HR (2008). Clinicians' perceptions about use of computerized protocols: a multicenter study. Int J Med Inform, 77(3), 184-93.
  10. Critical issues in an electronic documentation system.Weir CR, Nebeker JR (2007). Critical issues in an electronic documentation system. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 786-90.
  11. Mapping clinicians' perceptions about computerized protocol use to an IT implementation framework.Phansalkar S, Sward KA, Weir CR, Morris AH (2007). Mapping clinicians' perceptions about computerized protocol use to an IT implementation framework. Stud Health Technol Inform, 129(Pt 2), 1098-101.
  12. A cognitive task analysis of information management strategies in a computerized provider order entry environment.Weir CR, Nebeker JJ, Hicken BL, Campo R, Drews F, Lebar B (2007). A cognitive task analysis of information management strategies in a computerized provider order entry environment. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 14(1), 65-75.
  13. Crossing the quality chasm: the role of information technology departments.Weir CR, Hicken BL, Rappaport HS, Nebeker JR (2006). Crossing the quality chasm: the role of information technology departments. Am J Med Qual, 21(6), 382-93.
  14. Nurse's role in tracking adverse drug events: the impact of provider order entry.Weir C, Hoffman J, Nebeker JR, Hurdle JF (2005). Nurse's role in tracking adverse drug events: the impact of provider order entry. Nurs Adm Q, 29(1), 39-44.
  15. High rates of adverse drug events in a highly computerized hospital.Nebeker JR, Hoffman JM, Weir CR, Bennett CL, Hurdle JF (2005). High rates of adverse drug events in a highly computerized hospital. Arch Intern Med, 165(10), 1111-6.
  16. Direct text entry in electronic progress notes. An evaluation of input errors.Weir CR, Hurdle JF, Felgar MA, Hoffman JM, Roth B, Nebeker JR (2003). Direct text entry in electronic progress notes. An evaluation of input errors. Methods Inf Med, 42(1), 61-7.
  17. Critical gaps in the world's largest electronic medical record: Ad Hoc nursing narratives and invisible adverse drug events.Hurdle JF, Weir CR, Roth B, Hoffman J, Nebeker JR (2003). Critical gaps in the world's largest electronic medical record: Ad Hoc nursing narratives and invisible adverse drug events. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 309-12.
  18. Developing a taxonomy for research in adverse drug events: potholes and signposts.Nebeker JR, Hurdle JF, Hoffman J, Roth B, Weir CR, Samore MH (2001). Developing a taxonomy for research in adverse drug events: potholes and signposts. Proc AMIA Symp, 493-7.

Poster

  1. Weir C, Drews F, Leecaster M, Mallin B, Barrus R, Nebeker J (06/01/2010). Usage patterns of an electronic health record and modes of cognitive control. Poster session presented at AHRQ Annual Health IT Grantee and Contractor Meeting, Washington, DC.
  2. Nebeker J, Weir C, Drews F, Hellewell J, Jones M, Underwood A (06/01/2010). Translating Contextual Control Model to use of health information technology. Poster session presented at AHRQ Annual Health IT Grantee and Contractor Meeting, Washington, DC.
  3. Drews F, Weir C, Nebeker J, Hollnagel E, Mallin B, Barrus R (06/01/2010). A theoretical perspective to develop a medication management system. Poster session presented at AHRQ Annual Health IT Grantee and Contractor Meeting, Washinton, DC.

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