Nine types of usability problems with Electronic Health systems

There is no shortage of complaints about the usability of Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs). More and more evidence is emerging regarding the lack of EHR usability. Speaking at the 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, Michael S. Barr, MD, MBA, FACP, of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) warned that:

“Satisfaction and usability ratings for certified electronic health records (EHRs) have decreased since 2010 among clinicians across a range of indicators.”

#SafeHealthIT issue: FDA Urges Hospitals To Stop Using Hackable Medication Pump

The FDA released a safety alert that recommends health care providers stop using a certain medication infusion pump because it is vulnerable to hacking, marking the first time the agency has recommended facilities stop using a device because of cybersecurity concerns, AP/New York Times reports (AP/New York Times, 7/3

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