Safety-enhanced Design

EHR Safety-enhanced design (§170.315.g.3) (aka Usability) Testing for ONC 2015 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.

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 what is required to obtain the ONC 2015 Edition Certification for Safety-enhanced Design (§170.315.g.3) for an EHR.

ONC Final Rule for 2015 Certification Criteria: Safety-enhanced design

The final rule for the ONC 2015 certification has been released.

The 550+ page document identifies a number of changes from the previously published proposed rule in direct response to a number of comments provided to ONC.

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.

Are you ready for the ONC 2015 Certification (Meaningful Use 3)?

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 Meaningful Use?

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.

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 have sucessfully completed usability testing for the Safety-enhanced Design portion of the ONC 2015 Certification (aka Meaningful Use Stage 3) for a number of EHR vendors and are available to help you.

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

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.

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