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
Enabling Large-Scale Research on Autism Spectrum Disorders Through Automated Processing of EHR Using Natural Language Understanding R21 HS024988 Leroy, Gondy September 1, 2017 August 31, 2019
Improving Diabetes and Depression Self-management Via Adaptive Mobile Messaging R01 HS025429 Aguilera, Adrian September 1, 2017 June 30, 2022
An Etiology for Medication Ordering Errors in Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems R21 HS025443 Abraham, Joanna August 1, 2017 July 31, 2019
Context is Critical: Understanding When and Why Electronic Health Record Related Safety Hazards Happen R21 HS024755 Hettinger, Aaron Zachary July 1, 2017 June 30, 2019
Anesthesiology Control Tower: Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatment (ACTFAST) R21 HS024581 Avidan, Michael April 1, 2017 March 31, 2019
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
Power to the Patient: Design and Test of Closed-Loop Interactive IT for Geriatric Heart Failure Self-Care R21 HS025232 Holden, Richard April 1, 2017 September 30, 2018
Ambulatory Clinic Exam Room Design With Respect to Computing Devices to Enhance Patient Centeredness R03 HS024488 Saleem, Jason J. September 30, 2016 February 28, 2018
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

Related Publications

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Publication Name Publication Year Project Name Contract/Grant Number Principal Investigator
Using voice to create hospital progress notes: description of a mobile application and supporting system integrated with a commercial electronic health record. 2018 Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach R21 HS023631 Payne, Thomas H.
"Scared to go to the hospital": inpatient experiences with undesirable events. 2017 Patients as Safeguards: Understanding the Information Needs of Hospitalized Patients R01 HS022894 Pratt, Wanda
"We're almost guests in their clinical care": inpatient provider attitudes toward chronic disease management. 2017 Health Information Technology in Heart Failure Care K08 HS023683 Blecker, Saul B.
A cluster randomized trial of a personalized multi-condition risk assessment in primary care. 2017 Health Information Technology Enhanced Family Health History Documentation & Management in Primary Care R18 HS018644 Haas, Jennifer S.
A cross-sectional observational study of high override rates of drug allergy alerts in inpatient and outpatient settings, and opportunities for improvement. 2017 Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics U19 HS021094 Bates, David
A framework for evaluating electronic health record vendor user-centered design and usability testing processes. 2017 Developing Evidence-Based, User-Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability R01 HS023701 Ratwani, Raj M.
An analysis of patient safety incident reports associated with electronic health record interoperability. 2017 Developing Evidence-Based, User-Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability R01 HS023701 Ratwani, Raj M.
Are informed policies in place to promote safe and usable EHRs? A cross-industry comparison. 2017 Developing Evidence-Based, User-Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability R01 HS023701 Ratwani, Raj M.
Are you paying attention? Related guidance on how concepts of attention may inform effective time sharing of tasks in emergency medicine. 2017 Cognitive Engineering for Complex Decisionmaking & Problem Solving in Acute Care R01 HS022542 Fairbanks, Rollin J.
Automatically detecting likely edits in clinical notes created using automatic speech recognition. 2017 Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach R21 HS023631 Payne, Thomas H.