Defining and Testing EMR Usability: Principles and Proposed Methods of EMR Usability Evaluation and Rating

This whitepaper from the 2009 HIMSS EHR Usability Task Force describes methods of usability evaluation, offering several alternative methods for measuring efficiency and effectiveness, including patient safety. It provides samples of objective, repeatable and cost‐efficient test scenarios applicable to evaluating EMR usability as an adjunct to certification, and discusses rating schema for scoring the results.

Keywords: 
usability, Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Evaluation, Test Scenarios