Evaluation of the Usability of Healthcare Systems
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 9878
Interests: usability of health information systems; human factors in healthcare; clinical informatics; health informatics; consumer informatics; decision support systems; healthcare decision making; AI in healthcare; evaluation methods; healthcare system design
A wide range of healthcare information systems are being deployed worldwide, ranging from electronic health records to clinical decision support, emerging applications of AI as well as many patient-facing applications. However, a variety of issues and challenges remain regarding the usability of many of these systems and applications in healthcare. There continue to be reports of systems that are deemed unusable by the end users, that have been perceived as adding to workload (rather than reducing it) and that may inadvertently lead to unsafe healthcare. Usability and user experience are now recognized as being critical areas for evaluation in order to improve adoption, efficiency and user satisfaction of healthcare systems. The evaluation of usability and user experience has become an essential component in deploying healthcare systems that are effective, safe and that will ultimately be adopted by end users. Along these lines, there is a need for scientific approaches for evaluating the usability of healthcare information systems. Central to this is the development of evaluation methods and approaches that can practically inform design (and redesign) of healthcare systems. Methods and approaches vary from in-depth qualitative usability testing approaches, to ethnography and remote analysis of users, to automated analysis of both health providers and patients involved in virtual healthcare.
In this special issue we invite a range of papers that consider advances in the evaluation of the usability of healthcare systems. New research papers, short communications, perspectives articles and reviews are all welcome in this special issue. The issue aims to bring together work that critically examines approaches to the evaluation of usability and user experience from multiple perspectives. This includes work in the area of human factors, applications of usability engineering and design science, as well as regulatory issues related to evaluation and certification of healthcare information systems. In this issue we invite submissions that provide insight into advancing research, practice and methodology for evaluating the usability of healthcare information systems.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Andre Kushniruk
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Borycki
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- usability of healthcare systems
- user experience in healthcare
- human-computer interaction (HCI) in healthcare
- human factors engineering for healthcare
- system evaluation in healthcare
- usability engineering applied in healthcare
- usability testing of healthcare systems