Meaningful Use

Meaningful use is using certified electronic health record (EHR) technology to: Improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities. Engage patients and family. Improve care coordination, and population and public health.

Please don’t air our dirty laundry!

Before running the summative usability evaluation for §170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced design we recommend that EHR vendors begin working with a usability expert to identify possible usability issues before they are exposed as “dirty laundry” in a formal report.

Violent video games, Explicit lyrics and the Usability of Health IT

Back in the 1980s Tipper Gore. Susan Baker, and several others created the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) with the intent of increasing parental control over the access of children to music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes. They used their influence as “Washington Wifes” to push for regulation of the music industry. By 1985, 19 record companies agreed to put "Parental Guidance: Explicit Lyrics" labels on albums to warn consumers of explicit lyrical content.

Get ready for the ONC 2015 Certification for Safety-enhanced Design?

The Usability People provide real value to your team by promoting and embracing the User-centered Design approach that has been shown to have a 10 to 100 times ROI.

Is your EHR ready for the new features that are required to be evaluated for Safety-enhanced Design?

We can design a satisfying user experience with usable interfaces to the many new required EHR features that have been identified in the 2015 Certification criteria, such as:

    § 170.315(a)(20) Implantable device list

When your system is ready, we provide a cost-effective and complete summative usability evaluation that is suitable for submission to your ATCB (Drummond, Infoguard, ISCA Labs, etc.).

We will conduct usability testing for the Safety-enhanced Design portion of the ONC 2015 Certification (aka Meaningful Use Stage 3) and create a report to your ATCB.

The Usability People would welcome the opportunity to work with you on improving the Usability of Healthcare IT. Together we may save a life!

Here is how to choose a more usable Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system

The usability of the system is probably the most important factor in making an informed choice of which EHR to use for your practice. Most every bit of software says that it is easy to use, but how can you choose an EHR that is actually usable?

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