Posts Tagged ‘usability’
May 1, 2012
UX has always been one of my favorite topics. So often ignored in application development, usability is key to the success of any website or app. Fortunately, there is a Usability Professionals Association dedicated to the concept. A recent presentation at the Northeast Ohio Chapter focused on the evaluation of the usability of the Cleveland Clinic website. This comprehensive review lead to the development of standards for the website based on user input.
Check out the presentation by Kaitlan Chu:
December 19, 2011
The NY Times article on how devices are distracting doctors certainly rings true as hospitals push patient safety and preventing data breaches. New devices, specifically smart phones and tablets (especially the iPad) are becoming pervasive in hospitals and outpatient settings often outside of the control of hospital IT departments. Medical schools as well attempt to increase awareness of the risks while evaluating the advantages of these devices.
One aspect of smart devices yet to be addressed is, does the app model in iOS and Android devices fit with medical practice. Part of the purpose of integrated EMRs is to bring all of the information to the user in one place. This increasingly includes CPOE and embedded clinical decision support tools. But an app model requires the user to jump from one app to another to acquire the information needed. This is a classic dilemma of an integrated application/portal (EMR) versus a better user experience (apps). Which works best for physician workflow? When will EMRs look more like apps?
August 27, 2008
No, I not talking about Cuil – I find it disappointing and although the format is interesting, the search results don’t satisfy my needs. ReadWriteWeb identifies 3 new search engines, Viewzi, Rollyo, and SearchMe. I want to focus on the first, Viewzi, which has a great variety of interfaces to choose from:
- news view
- web shot view – my personal favorite to see screen shots of the results in a slide show format
- 3D cloud view
- video x3
- Amazon books
Lots of fun to explore. Is it useful enough to make it in one of the most competitive spaces in technology? Not sure. Does it have particular advantages for health care? I tried a search for heart disease. The web shot view gave me screenshots I could select from, not 2 million results.Share this: