The HIMSS Usability Maturity Model was produced by the HIMSS Usability Task Force in 2011. This group of thought leaders in the healthcare, healthcare IT, and user experience industries analyzed other available usability maturity models, and performed a gap analysis on those models based on their applicability to healthcare and healthcare IT specifically. Each of the three general usability maturity models is summarized below and a table shows comparisons across the levels of existing models.
While each model has its own merits, the none is a comprehensive, yet straightforward maturity model for healthcare. The HIMSS Usability Maturity Model was built from a foundation of the optimal components of these models, with unique features added by the HIMSS Usability Task Force to ensure that the HIMSS Usability Maturity Model comprehensively spoke to the usabilty maturity needs for healthcare and healthcare IT organizations.