Chapter Review

The success of HIT depends on a number of human factors and requires that the systems and technologies that we develop are both usable and useful. Human factors is a broad area of study that includes consideration of a wide range of human elements within healthcare systems. Human–computer interaction (HCI) is a subfield of human factors that deals with understanding how humans use computers so that better systems can be designed. There are a number of dimensions of HCI including the technology itself, the user of the technology, the task at hand, and the context of use of the technology. It is important to consider all of these dimensions when designing and deploying HIT. Design of user interfaces in healthcare can benefit from ...

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