The Pharma and Life Sciences sectors have been improving patient care and health outcomes through its development of breakthrough innovations. And today, Life Sciences is poised to achieve even higher levels of healthcare ‘breakthroughs’. Thanks to new government health IT initiatives, the potential to advance patient care, safety and clinical research has never been more promising. This page focuses on user experience, usability, and user-centered design in the Pharma and Life Sciences sectors.
User Experience in Pharma & Life Sciences
This paper authors “explore the need for a user-centered design (UCD) strategy when designing bioinformatics resources.”
The paper discuss one hospital’s attempt to improve the design of a hospital’s intravenous (IV) medication labels in the pursuit of reducing medical errors associated with pharmacy-generated labels.
This white paper describes a study performed to determine overall preference of Canadian hospital pharmacists “among the most commonly used online drug information databases, based on an appraisal of the quality, performance, and usability of the databases and users’ preferences.”