Linked to from EHR Usability, Workflow & NLP Presentations at AMIA 2012 on the EHR Workflow Management Systems blog.

AMIA 2012: Usability Problems and Patient Safety Risks in EHR Design

ABSTRACT: An expert heuristic evaluation was completed assessing five commercial EHRs. Our analyses reveal numerous violations of design principles including those with a potentially significant impact on users. We explore patient safety risks by linking observed violations within these systems and reported problems in the literature to specific heuristic principles. Our results suggest an urgent need to improve the usability of existing commercial EHRs.

AMIA 2012 Itinerary Planner


The Cognitive Science Behind EMR Usability Checklists