HIMSS EMR Usability Evaluation Toolkit

This resource is an aid to clinician practices engaged in selection of an electronic medical record (EMR) system. While formal, professionally conducted, usability evaluations can provide in-depth product comparisons, this may not be a practical consideration for small to medium size practices. This toolkit outlines some basic steps to include in a vendor selection process that will help practices evaluate EMR usability based on current usability recommendations and best practices. While the target audience of this resources is smaller practices, the steps outlined in this resource can also be used by medium-sized & large practices, as well as other healthcare institutions.


Explore the HIMSS EMR Usability Evaluation Guide for Clinicians' Practices.

Access sample RFP questions your practice can utilize in your EMR evaluation process.

Access sample usability task scenarios to utilize in your EHR evaluation process.

Access sample post-test questions to utilize in your EHR evaluation process

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