A framework for usability evaluation in EHR procurement

M. Tyllinen, J. Kaipio, T. Lääveri

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Usability should be considered already by the procuring organizations when selecting future systems. In this paper, we present a framework for usability evaluation during electronic health record (EHR) system procurement. We describe the objectives of the evaluation, the procedure, selected usability attributes and the evaluation methods to measure them. We also present the emphasis usability had in the selection process. We do not elaborate on the details of the results, the application of methods or gathering of data. Instead we focus on the components of the framework to inform and give an example to other similar procurement projects. © 2018 European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth : Proceedings of MIE 2018
EditorsAdrien Ugon, Daniel Karlsson, Gunnar O. Klein, Anne Moen
Number of pages5
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS PRESS
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-851-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-852-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventMedical Informatics in Europe Conference - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 24 Apr 201826 Apr 2018
Conference number: 40

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS PRESS
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Fields of Science

  • conference paper
  • electronic health record
  • human
  • computer interface
  • computer system
  • hospital purchasing, Computer Systems
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Humans
  • Purchasing, Hospital
  • User-Computer Interface
  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health

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Tyllinen, M., Kaipio, J., & Lääveri, T. (2018). A framework for usability evaluation in EHR procurement. In A. Ugon, D. Karlsson, G. O. Klein, & A. Moen (Eds.), Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth: Proceedings of MIE 2018 (pp. 446-450). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 247). Amsterdam: IOS PRESS. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-446