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Title: Usability Certification of Electronic Health Records: Stage-2 of Meaningful Use
Date: October 10, 2012
Speaker: Keith Butler, HCDE Principal Research Scientist
When: Wednesdays, 5:00-5:50 PM
Where: Mary Gates Hall, Room 241, UW Seattle campus
The new Federal Rule for Stage-2 certification of electronic health records (EHR) is scheduled to go into effect in 2014. It covers not only the features and functions that are required for EHR products to qualify for meaningful use incentives, but also the implementation standards the software must satisfy. The usability of EHRs is new aspect of software that must be certified for Stage-2. This was a controversial and important step to begin addressing medical concerns about patient safety, computer-induced errors, and clinical efficiency. Usability certification focuses on ISO standard 25062 for summative usability testing. In this talk I will explain the background and intent of this standard, its content that is required for EHRs, and practical aspects of how to apply it effectively.
Instructor: Professor Jan Spyridakis
1 Credit (Credit/Non-credit)
Registration for UW students is available by entry code; contact the HCDE advisor by emailing email@example.com.
About the Speaker
Dr. Keith Butler is a Principal Research Scientist in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) and is Co-PI of the SHARP-C Program at the National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making. He is lead author of the ISO standard 25062 for summative usability testing that is the focus of usability certification of EMR products for stage-2 meaningful use.