Assuring Usability of Healthcare IT

Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki

   In this chapter, you will learn how to

•  Describe what usability is and why it is important in healthcare IT

•  Employ usability engineering methods in designing and implementing healthcare IT

•  Ensure health information systems operate safely

•  Define human factors and human–computer interaction

•  Factor in human cognition while assisting in the design of healthcare information systems

•  Implement the principles of good user interface design in healthcare IT


Around the world, and currently in particular in the United States, there is a move toward widespread adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems and related information technologies. ...

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