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User Centric is now a part of GfK! Read about our EHR Usability Consulting services by visiting http://www.gfk.com/solutions/ux/health/Pages/EHR-Usability-Co… Video Rating: 0 / 5

Electronic health record vendors need to improve the usability of their products and provide more guidance to their provider clients, according to a new study by Orem, Utah, research firm KLAS. read more

There’s been a lot of progress at many levels in the last year on the usability front. At HIMSS earlier this month, there were 26 highly instructive presentations on the topic of usability. In this post, I’m going to introduce you the concept of making an explicit distinction between the end user’s mindset, and one being more characterized by sincerity or cleverness.

One of the key tenets of both the HITECH and Affordable Care Acts has been to drive improved patient care and reduction in cost by applying technology across all healthcare entities. A bigger challenge is how do to make multiple technology purchases interoperate within a provider network and / or across provider networks.  There are solutions out there that can make it happen, but to make sure interoperability happens consistently, testing technology integration touch points is crucial but not easy without the right test infrastructure. I reached out to Michael Brown, a senior Health IT specialist at to AEGIS.net  which serves  numerous government customers,  to get some advice.  He has helped many agencies as a testing consultant for several years, setting up and deploying an infrastructure for interagency information exchange so I asked him to give us some advice about what methods will ensure that interoperability is maintained amongst multiple systems throughout the software development lifecycle.  Here’s what Michael had to say: A primary element within communication, especially in the domain of Health IT is the timeliness of conveying an idea or fact while it can be used in a meaningful way

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