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We’re a gathering of industry practitioners, academic researchers, consultants and other professionals who are dedicated to addressing the problem of information overload, an ongoing crisis that diminishes productivity and quality of life among knowledge workers worldwide.

IORG welcomes all those who seek – and who seek to share – research, data, ideas and solutions to help reduce the impact of this widespread and growing problem. Read More

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IORG Social Media presence is being upgraded

The Information Overload Research Group’s steering committee has identified social media as a key component of the group’s activity, and has made decisions accordingly. Starting this February, IORG will maintain a much higher level of activity on all its social channels. This includes the following channels, which you are invited and encouraged to join, follow, […]

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Task errors by emergency physicians are associated with interruptions, multitasking, fatigue and working memory capacity: a prospective, direct observation study

Source: BMJ Journals

Author: Johanna I Westbrook, Magdalena Z Raban, Scott R Walter, Heather Douglas

Interruptions, multitasking and poor sleep were associated with significantly increased rates of prescribing errors among emergency physicians. WMC mitigated the negative influence of these factors to an extent. These results confirm experimental findings in other fields and raise questions about the acceptability of the high rates of multitasking and interruption in clinical environments.  [...]

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