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Healthcare Information Technology Exam Guide for CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician and HIT Pro Certifications by Brian Gugerty, Kathleen McCormick

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User Interface Design and Human Cognition

The user interface is the component of a HIT system that communicates with a given clinician, healthcare worker, or healthcare consumer as they connect with that technology. The objective of user interaction with HIT systems is typically to carry out healthcare-related work tasks, where patient information can be manipulated, accessed, or created to support clinical decision making and work activities. Anyone using healthcare technology does so in the context of performing tasks related to their role that involve access to, manipulation of, or creation of data. From this perspective, HCI involves shared information processing between the machine and the end user. Given that dynamic, an understanding of ...

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