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A User-Centered Approach to Designing Electronic Health Records

On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will host "Creating Usable Electronic Health Records: A User-Centered Design Best Practices Workshop." The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., campus.

Developers, designers, product managers and human factors professionals and other stakeholders are invited to participate in a hands-on workshop focused on enhancing the usability of electronic health record (EHR) systems.

Two morning sessions will offer technical guidance on the NIST Guide to the Processes Approach for Improving the Usability of Electronic Health Records* (NIST Internal Report 7741), the Customized Common Industry Format Template for Electronic Health Record Usability Testing** (NISTIR 7742), and Technical Evaluation, Testing and Validation of the Usability of Electronic Health Records*** (NISTIR 7804); and also provide an update on ongoing research and development efforts for health IT usability at NIST.

Attendees will examine use cases that focus on patient-centered tasks to examine how design and human factors can come together in innovative, usable and safe products.

Registration is required and can be completed online.

Released May 7, 2012, Updated January 25, 2023