Tuesday, September 15, 2015

MedStar Human Factors Study published in JAMA and Author Testifies in Senate

A study by the MedStar Human Factors team, led by Raj Ratwani, PhD, Senior Human Factors Research Scientist, was published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) and is quickly gaining national attention. 

The study examined usability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) for physicians. The findings showed that vendors of EHR systems often fail to meet federal compliance rules and guidelines for user-centered design, with 30% of EHR vendors not attesting to report a user-centered design process.

Tomorrow, Wednesday September 16, Dr. Ratwani will testify in senate committee hearing titled "Achieving the Promise of Health Information Technology: Improving Care Through Patient Access to Their Records". 

If you'd like to tune in tomorrow at 10 am to see Dr. Ratwani and others at the committee hearing, follow this link.

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