Along with the next version of emergency room software, which was an evolution of the existing one, I looked at where the team could go in the future. These screen shots show one of the promising paths we explored.
The screens show one possible workflow through the process of charting. The main benefit of this design was to replace a multi-window process for entering details about a body system with an interaction that let them stay within the same page. That leads to less confusion about where they are in the process, because the charting physician can edit their documentation options in place instead of in a separate window. It also reduced the chances of accidentally leaving a charting element unfinished, because there are no secondary windows to lose track of.
In this case, the care provider adds data that the patient's status is WNL, which is common shorthand for "Within Normal Limits." Knowledge of shorthand like this is one of the reasons design research is so important. When designing tools for professionals, it is crucial.