Search Tag: usability

IT Management

Fixing EHRs: Better Interface and Workflow

2017 01 May

Many in the healthcare field, especially physicians, often have unpleasant things to say about EHRs. A common complaint is that EHRs are not designed to streamline physician workflow. See Also: EHR Optimisation: Key Things to ConsiderIn a survey on how EHRs can be fixed, Healthcare IT News received nearly 100 answers from insiders at provider organisations,... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Do EHRs Affect Workflow in the ER?

2015 28 Sep

The transition from a homegrown electronic health record to a commercially available EHR system affected emergency physician work activities, resulting in more tasks performed per minute (or an increase of nearly 12 percent), according to a new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine. Researchers say frequent task switching after the new EHR was implemented... Read more

IT Management

EHR Products: Usability Testing Standards Ignored?

2015 08 Sep

Researchers in the U.S. have discovered that vendors were not adhering to usability testing standards for electronic health record (EHR) products. This lack of adherence to usability testing may be a major factor contributing to the poor usability of many EHRs, leading to user frustration and safety risks, according to the research published in JAMA.The... Read more