Analysis of metrics for the usability evaluation of electronic health record systems

Georgy Kopanitsa, Zhanna Tsvetkova, Hasan Veseli

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Abstract

Electronic health records are gradually replacing conventional paper-based health records. For a doctor, it is a working instrument, which can significantly reduce the time spent on paper work. At the same time, patients can benefit from accessing the electronic health records even though they usually do not have a medical background. Therefore, when specifying a graphical user interface (GUI) it is necessary to take into account the requirements of the different users: e.g. the functionality for the doctors and the presentation of data in an understandable manner for the patients. The study aims to review and analyze metrics used to evaluate the usability of user interfaces in health information systems. A literature review was performed to identify existing metrics. The scope of the search included the analysis of existing usability evaluation metrics that are applied both in healthcare and other domains, where standards for storage and presentation of information are applied. The analysis focused on metrics that are applicable for evaluating GUIs of health information systems. Several approaches and standards have been studied. Finally, a set of metrics and evaluation methods that provide holistic evaluation facilities for graphical user interfaces has been identified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages129-133
Number of pages5
Volume174
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEuropean Federation for Medical Informatics Special Topic Conference, EFMI STC 2012 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 18 Apr 201220 Apr 2012

Other

OtherEuropean Federation for Medical Informatics Special Topic Conference, EFMI STC 2012
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period18.4.1220.4.12

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Electronic Health Records
Health Information Systems
Health
Graphical user interfaces
Information Storage and Retrieval
Information systems
Delivery of Health Care
User interfaces

Keywords

  • Evaluation
  • HER
  • Metrics
  • Visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Kopanitsa, G., Tsvetkova, Z., & Veseli, H. (2012). Analysis of metrics for the usability evaluation of electronic health record systems. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 174, pp. 129-133) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-052-9-129

Analysis of metrics for the usability evaluation of electronic health record systems. / Kopanitsa, Georgy; Tsvetkova, Zhanna; Veseli, Hasan.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 174 2012. p. 129-133.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kopanitsa, G, Tsvetkova, Z & Veseli, H 2012, Analysis of metrics for the usability evaluation of electronic health record systems. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 174, pp. 129-133, European Federation for Medical Informatics Special Topic Conference, EFMI STC 2012, Moscow, Russian Federation, 18.4.12. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-052-9-129
Kopanitsa G, Tsvetkova Z, Veseli H. Analysis of metrics for the usability evaluation of electronic health record systems. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 174. 2012. p. 129-133 https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-052-9-129
Kopanitsa, Georgy ; Tsvetkova, Zhanna ; Veseli, Hasan. / Analysis of metrics for the usability evaluation of electronic health record systems. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 174 2012. pp. 129-133
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