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Usability, Accessibility and Telehealth need to be BFFs

A while ago there were two healthcare conferences that we attended here in Washington DC on the same day. One was the American Telehealth Association’s Fall forum and the other was The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR)’s Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology (HIT)

Good Gov UX - April 20th 2016

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Please join the Good Gov UX team on Wednesday April 20th at 12:30 PM. They have a great featured speaker, a few updates from the UX and design thinking communities, updates from the hard work that has been done by their teams, and a happy hour.

The agenda:

12:30 - 1:00 Arrival, lunch and networking
1:00 - 1:15 Introduction and opening comments (Guests Patti Kwong and Jo Golden will briefly discuss DC Gov Jam and OpenIDEO goings-on)
1:15 - 2:00 Featured Presentation: "Designing NCI's 21st Century User Experience" presented by Lynn Cheryan - NIH/National Cancer Institute
2:00 - 2:20 Terminology and Definitions Team Update
2:20 - 2:40 RFP Team Update
2:40 - 3:00 Standards and Best Practices Team Update
3:00 - 3:30 Q&A/Flex Time
4:00 - 6:00 Happy hour at Highline RxR

Event Location: 1776 Offices in Crystal City

2231 Crystal Dr #1000, Arlington, VA 22202

HighlineRxR Address:

2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202

Register here!

Usability, Accessibility and Telehealth

A while ago there were two healthcare conferences that we attended here in Washington DC on the same day. One was the American Telehealth Association’s Fall forum and the other was The Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR)’s Accessibility and Usability in Health Information Technology (HIT)

Crash test dummies and The Usability of Electronic Health Records

The big business interests of the Healthcare industry cried wolf (and lobbied hard)

against the meaningful use (now called “Promoting Interoperability”) program and enhancements to the usability requirements. Perhaps because they don’t want to spend the extra time and money to provide a healthcare system that truly follows a safety-enhanced design philosophy.