When we go about evaluating the Electronic Health Records (EHRs) functionality, standards or certifications, we follow the following usability principles:
- Simplicity: This means information or visual elements that are not necessary to the task are not included in the software package. The functions that are of greater significance should stand out and are easy to understand. The software application should have uncluttered and simple design.
- Naturalness: This implies that the screen metaphors and icons are similar to those other computer application which people or clinicians use. It should also be intuitive such that it is easy learning, and expenditure on training is minimal.
- Consistency: All the parts and terminology of the software has the same look Continue reading...