Usability

AHRQ’s usability research focuses on how to design and implement electronic health records (EHRs) so that they are more intuitive to use and more readily support clinical workflow. Two areas of research, supported by the AHRQ projects below, are how to effectively reduce documentation burden for physicians and how to make data within EHRs more usable for clinical decision-making.

Related Funded Projects

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Project Name Contract/Grant Number Principal Investigator Start Date End Date
Development of a Clinical Decision Support Tool for Facilitating Naturalistic Decision-Making and Improving Blood Culture Utilization R21 HS025238 Xie, Anping April 1, 2017 March 31, 2019
Ambulatory Clinic Exam Room Design With Respect to Computing Devices to Enhance Patient Centeredness R03 HS024488 Saleem, Jason J. September 30, 2016 August 29, 2017
Optimal Methods for Notifying Clinicians About Epilepsy Surgery Patients R21 HS024977 Dexheimer, Judith W. September 30, 2016 September 29, 2018
Enhancing Clinical Decision Support Applications for Community Pharmacist-Delivered Medication Therapy Management R21 HS025005 Snyder, Margie E. September 13, 2016 August 31, 2018
Improving Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease in the Emergency Department Using Cognitive Informatics Tools K08 HS024598 Wasson, Lauren September 1, 2016 August 31, 2021
Development and Evaluation of Sociotechnical Metrics To Inform Health IT Adaptation R21 HS024767 Yen, Po-Yin August 1, 2016 July 31, 2018
Evidence-based Contingency Planning for Electronic Health Record Downtime R21 HS024350 Wernz, Christian August 1, 2016 July 31, 2018
Enhancing an EMR-Based Real-Time Sepsis Alert System Performance Through Machine Learning R21 HS024750 Sherwin, Robert June 1, 2016 May 31, 2018
Designing User-Centered Decision Support Tools for Chronic Pain in Primary Care R01 HS023306 Harle, Christopher Albert September 30, 2015 July 31, 2019
Developing Evidence-Based, User-Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability R01 HS023701 Ratwani, Raj M. September 30, 2015 July 31, 2020

Related Publications

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Publication Name Publication Year Project Name Contract/Grant Number Principal Investigator
Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics - Final Report 2017 Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics U19 HS021094 Bates, David
Physician Practice Variation in Electronic Health Record Use - Final Report 2017 Physician Practice Variation in Electronic Health Record Use R36 HS023719 Cohen, Genna Rebecca
Quantifying Electronic Medical Record Usability to Improve Clinical Workflow - Final Report 2017 Quantifying Electronic Medical Record Usability to Improve Clinical Workflow R01 HS021290 Agha, Zia
VGEENS: A Better Way, Faster Way to Write Electronic Progress Notes 2017 Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach R21 HS023631 Payne, Thomas H.
Association of HbA1c with hospitalization and mortality among patients with heart failure and diabetes. 2016 Health Information Technology in Heart Failure Care K08 HS023683 Blecker, Saul B.
Clinical complexity in medicine: a measurement model of task and patient complexity. 2016 Understanding Complex Clinical Decision Tasks for Better Health Information Technology System Design R36 HS023349 Islam, Roosan
Health Information Technology Enhanced Family Health History Documentation & Management in Primary Care - Final Report 2016 Health Information Technology Enhanced Family Health History Documentation & Management in Primary Care R18 HS018644 Haas, Jennifer S.
Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach - Final Report 2016 Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach R21 HS023631 Payne, Thomas H.
Partners in care: design considerations for caregivers and patients during a hospital stay. 2016 Patients as Safeguards: Understanding the Information Needs of Hospitalized Patients R01 HS022894 Pratt, Wanda
The burden of inbox notifications in commercial electronic health records. 2016 Decision Making and Clinical Work of Test Result Follow-up in Health Information Technology Settings R01 HS022087 Singh, Hardeep