Electronic Health Record Usability: Vendor Practices and Perspectives – AHRQ – May 2010

Posted on May 27, 2010. Filed under: Health Informatics | Tags: , |

Electronic Health Record Usability: Vendor Practices and Perspectives – AHRQ – May 2010

McDonnell C, Werner K, Wendel L. Electronic Health Record Usability: Vendor Practices and Perspectives. AHRQ Publication No. 09(10)-0091-3-EF. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. May 2010.

“One of the key factors driving the adoption and appropriate utilization of electronic health record (EHR) systems is their usability. However, a recent study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) identified information about current EHR vendor usability processes and practices during the different phases of product development and deployment as a key research gap.

To address this gap and identify actionable recommendations to move the field forward, AHRQ contracted with James Bell Associates and the Altarum Institute to conduct a series of structured discussions with selected certified EHR vendors and to solicit recommendations based on these findings from a panel of multidisciplinary experts in this area.

The objectives of the project were to understand processes and practices by these vendors with regard to:

• The existence and use of standards and “best practices” in designing, developing, and deploying products.
• Testing and evaluating usability throughout the product life cycle.
• Supporting postdeployment monitoring to ensure patient safety and effective use.”

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