The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will conduct a workshop on the usability of electronic health records on June 7, 2011 at NIST’s campus in Gaithersburg Maryland. The workshop “A Community Building Workshop: Measuring, Evaluating, and Improving the Usability of electronic Health Records” will bring industry, government, academia, and healthcare providers together to identify models and methods for collaborating to improve the usability of EHR systems.
The NIST health IT usability initiative provides guidance to the public and private sectors to develop health IT usability standards, and measures. NIST collaborates closely with industry, academia, and other government agencies to share test practices on electronic health record usability as well as gather technical feedback to use to develop EHR usability evaluation methods.
For more information go to http://www.nist.gov/itl/iad/ehr-051711.cfm, www.nist.gov/healthcare/usability/usability-technical-workshop.cfm, www.nist.gov/allevents.cfm or call 301-975-2776.