Evaluation of a Barcode Medication Administration Systems EMAR

Barcode medication administration (BCMA) systems can reduce medication errors, but sociotechnical issues are quite common. Although crucial to nurses' work, few usability evaluations are available for electronic medication administration record (eMARs) screens. Join Nancy Staggers from the HIMSS HIT UX committee as she discusses research focused on identifying current usability problems in the Veterans Administration's (VA) eMAR/BCMA system and explore how these might affect nurses' situation awareness (SA).

Keywords: 
User Experience, nursing, Barcode Administration