ArticleA Systematic Review of the Designs of Clinical Technology: Findings and Recommendations for Future ResearchAlexander, Greg PhD, RN; Staggers, Nancy PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia (Dr Alexander); and College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Dr Staggers). Corresponding Author: Greg Alexander, PhD, RN, Sinclair School of Nursing S415, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (email@example.com). Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The project was supported by grant number K08HS016862 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (Dr Alexander, PI). Advances in Nursing Science: July-September 2009 - Volume 32 - Issue 3 - p 252-279 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0b013e3181b0d737 Buy Metrics Abstract Human factors (HF) studies are increasingly important as technology infuses into clinical settings. No nursing research reviews exist in this area. The authors conducted a systematic review on designs of clinical technology, 34 articles with 50 studies met inclusion criteria. Findings were classified into 3 categories on the basis of HF research goals. The majority of studies evaluated effectiveness of clinical design; efficiency was fewest. Current research ranges across many interface types examined with no apparent pattern or obvious rationale. Future research should expand types, settings, and participants; integrate displays; and expand outcome variables. © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.