Usability

Portrait of Teresa Zayas Cabán

Showing the Way to Useful Health IT through Human Factors and Ergonomics

Teresa Zayas Cabán | December 17, 2020

For health IT to benefit health and healthcare, it must be useable by – and useful to – patients and clinicians.  This is precisely where the discipline of human factors and ergonomics (HFE) serves as an essential foundation for the development, implementation, and use of high-quality health information systems and practices.  HFE improves overall performance through study of interactions among humans and other elements of a system.

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Portrait of John Fleming

Usability is Key to Unlocking Health IT’s Full Potential

John Fleming | October 2, 2017

This week is National Health IT Week, a nationwide celebration of the value of health information technology (health IT). To kick things off, I wanted to take some time to talk about one of my main areas of focus. Since I joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), I have spent a lot of my time gaining insight about the challenges facing our healthcare system as it relates to health IT.

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