Safety-enhanced Design

EHR Safety-enhanced design (§170.315.g.3) (aka Usability) Testing for ONC Certification. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has made several enhancements to the Safety-enhanced (aka usability) testing portion of the certification criteria.

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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) established a Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that, in part, is based upon compliance with certain rules. The following describes, as of March 11, 2024, what is required to obtain the ONC Certification for Safety-enhanced Design (§170.315.g.3) for an EHR.

Interoperability, Usability, and the ONC 2015 Edition Certification

"Satisfaction and usability ratings for certified electronic health records (EHRs) have decreased since 2010 among clinicians across a range of indicators.”

This announcement was made 5 years ago the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition by Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP.

How to choose a (more) usable Electronic Health Record (EHR) 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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