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J Biomed Inform. 2016 Oct;63:169-173. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2016.08.015. Epub 2016 Aug 11.

Increasing EHR system usability through standards: Conformance criteria in the HL7 EHR-system functional model.

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1
Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA. Electronic address: Rmeehan3@kent.edu.
2
RTI International, Chicago, IL, USA.
3
UCLA Health, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
4
Dipl. Inform. Med., Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, USA.
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CentriHealth, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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Your Data Steward, Monroeville, PA, USA.
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Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

Abstract

Though substantial work has been done on the usability of health information technology, improvements in electronic health record system (EHR) usability have been slow, creating frustration, distrust of EHRs and the use of potentially unsafe work-arounds. Usability standards could be part of the solution for improving EHR usability. EHR system functional requirements and standards have been used successfully in the past to specify system behavior, the criteria of which have been gradually implemented in EHR systems through certification programs and other national health IT strategies. Similarly, functional requirements and standards for usability can help address the multitude of sequelae associated with poor usability. This paper describes the evidence-based functional requirements for usability contained in the Health Level Seven (HL7) EHR System Functional Model, and the benefits of open and voluntary EHR system usability standards.

KEYWORDS:

Electronic health records; Health information technology; Standards; Usability

PMID:
27523469
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbi.2016.08.015
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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