Purpose of this Document
This document has been prepared as an aid to the healthcare provider or IT staff member who is engaged in the selection of mobile apps for his/her practice or hospital organization. While formal, professionally conducted, usability evaluations can provide in-depth product comparisons they may not be a practical consideration for small- to medium-sized practices. This guide outlines some basic steps, to include in a mobile app selection process, to assist practices evaluate mobile app usability, based on current usability recommendations and best practices. While the target audience of this guide is for the provider and smaller practices, the steps outlined in this document can also be used by large practices and healthcare institutions.