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Anne Miller, PhD

Associate Professor of Nursing (Human Factors)


Current Research Interests

  • Interdisciplinary team coordination, communication and continuity of patient care to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in team coordination that may present risks to patient care and safety.
  • Resilience engineering and Implementation Science to better understand adaptive human-system responses associated with building and sustaining change.
  • Clinical Information System Design and Clinical Decision Support to design and evaluate information interfaces that support the safe, productive clinical decision-making and continuity of care from a human factors perspective


Miller, Anne (2010). Embedding safety-related evidence-based protocols into routine practice. Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation


Miller, Anne (2012). Knowledge-based systems: implementing clinical decision support. Veteran’s Health Administration


Weinger, Matthew (2012) Patient centered non-routine events to identify risks to best patient outcomes. PCORI


Bernard, Gordon (2012) Pharmacogenomic Resource for Enhanced Decisions in Clopidogrel Treatment (PREDICT). Center for Disease Control


Representative Publications

Card ,E,. Nelson, D,, Jeskey, M., Michaels, D., Hardeman, W., Skinner, M., Lee, J., Miller. A., St. Jacques, P., & Berry, J. (Accepted for publication, 2012) Case Study: Early Detection of a Blood Transfusion Reaction Utilizing a Wireless Remote Monitoring Device; Emerging Technologies Impact on Patient Care. Medical Surgical Nursing.

Miller, A., & Buerhaus, P. (2012, accepted for publication) Supporting ICU charge nurse decision making in a rapidly changing healthcare climate. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Anders, S., Albert, R., Miller, A., Weinger, M.B., Doig, A., Behrens, M., & Agutter, J. (2012) Design and evaluation of a graphic ICU display. International Journal of Medical Informatics.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.04.004

Jeskey, M., Card, E., Nelson, D., Mercaldo, N., Sanders, N., Higgins, M.S., Shi, Y., Michaels, D., & Miller, A. (2011).

Implementing continuous patient monitoring in post-surgical care units. Journal of Nursing Management. 19:863-875

Anders, S., Miller, A., Joseph, P., Fortenberry, T., Woods, M., & Booker, R. (2011) Blood product positive patient identification: Comparative simulation-based usability test of two commercial products. Transfusion. 51: 2311-2318

Miller, A., Weinger, M., Buerhaus, P., & Dietrich, M. (2010) Care coordination in Intensive Care Units: Communicating across information spaces Human Factors. 52(2): 147-161.

Miller, A., Pilcher, D., Mercaldo, N., Leong, T., Scheinkestel, C., & Schildcrout, J. (2010) What can paper-based clinical information systems tell us about the design of computerised clinical information systems (CIS) in the ICU? Reducing the risk of CIS mediated error. Australian Critical Care. 23:130-140.

Miller, A., Scheinkestel, C., & Joseph, M. (2009) Coordination and continuity of Intensive Care Unit patient care. Human Factors. 51(3): 354-367.

Miller, A., Scheinkestel, C.,  Limpus, A., Joseph, M., Karnik, A., & Venkatesh, B. (2009) Clinical information use by nurses and physicians and the effects of uni- and interdisciplinary interaction on round and handover content in intensive care units (ICUs).  Human Factors. 51(3): 339-353

Miller, A., Scheinkestel, C., & Steele, C. (2009). The effects of information presentation on physicians’ and nurses’ decision-making in ICUs. Applied Ergonomics. 40(4): 753-761.

Mathe, J.L., Martin, J.B., Miller, P., Ledeczi, A., Weavind, L., Nadas, A., Miller, A., Maron, D.J., & Sztipanovits, J. (2009). A model-integrated guideline-driven clinical decision support system. IEEE Software. 26(4):54-61.

Miller, A., & Xiao, Y. (2007). Multi-level strategies to achieve resilience for an organization operating at capacity: a case study at a trauma centre. Cognition Technology and Work. 9:51-66


Professional Organizations


Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


Chair, Health Care Technical Group, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society