We believe that good usability is an important contributor to successful EHR adoption. That’s why we have a usability rating for all of the products we test.
Creating consistencies in screen designs. An inconsistency in the way the layout changes from screen to screen can confuse system users and lead to errors. Sue Reber, marketing director for the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, which developed a usability rating system as part of its proprietary EMR certification program, said consistency in color coding and the placement of design elements are factors that contribute to a system’s intuitiveness.