Black Book Rankings has released the "2013 State of Replacement EHR Market Study," the most recent in a series of Black Book™ strategic industry reports focused on the healthcare technology market. The study is a follow up assessment on the status of electronic health record users, all of which indicated deal-breaking dissatisfaction with the current vendor, termed the "Year of the Great EHR Switch" in a previous Black Book poll.
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Open Positions in Healthcare Usability with The Usability People
We are actively seeking talented UX professionals to join our growing team.
Can you create user interface designs, prototypes and specifications across multiple platforms? Or can you design and conduct usability tests at various stages of development process, analyze results of tests and make thoughtful and actionable recommendations to improve design and function?
Resource for Summative Usability evaluations using the NISTIR 7742 Customized Common Industry Format Template for EHR Usability Testing.
We are pleased to announce that our talk, "Conducting Usability Evaluations for Meaning Use Stage 2 Funding " was presented at the OSEHRA 2nd Annual Summit.
When: Friday, September 6, 2013 10:30am White Oak Rm B
Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center
For information on conducting and reporting on the §170.314(g)(3) Safety-enhanced Design Criteria for meaningful use stage two certification see:
The new mark for certified electronic health records technology was unveiled Wednesday and will appear on EHR products that have been certified by an ONC-Authorized Certification Body, indicating that the product meets the 2014 Edition Standards and Certification Criteria.
Eligible professionals and hospitals must demonstrate meaningful use of EHR technology that has been certified under the ONC Health Information Technology Certification Program to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.
In an effort to align the clinical quality measures used within the EHR Incentive Program with the goals of CMS and the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Quality Strategy (NQS), and recommendations from the Health Information Technology Policy Committee, each clinical quality measure has been assessed against six domains based on the NQS’s six priorities.
We found an article at KevinMD written by a cardiologist named David Mokotoff.
This article is a great read for gaining the perspective of an doctor that has had to deal with a number of the issues (mostly usability based) with some of the EHR systems he has been required to use. His frustration with the status quo is evidence that things need to change. EHR Vendors need to understand their end-users and establish a User-centered design approach.
Usability is often blamed by physicians' as the root cause of their dissatisfaction with their electronic health record systems (EHRs)
Some of the usability issues are addressed in Stage 2 of the ONC Meaningful Use incentive program.
During that stage, usability has been made part of the certification process. Vendors must go through formal usability evaluations in order to have their products approved as complying with meaningful use.
Satisfaction and usability ratings for certified electronic health record systems have decreased since 2010, according to a report from the American College of Physicians and AmericanEHR Partners, Medical News Today reports. The report was released this week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's annual conference.
The report is based on 4,279 responses to multiple surveys of clinicians conducted between March 2010 and December 2012 (Medical News Today, 3/7).
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