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
Anesthesiology Control Tower: Feasibility Assessment to Support Translation (ACTFAST)-a feasibility study protocol. 2018 Anesthesiology Control Tower: Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatment (ACTFAST) R21 HS024581 Avidan, Michael
Effect of an evidence-based inpatient tobacco dependence treatment service on 30-, 90-, and 180-day hospital readmission rates. 2018 Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates by Implementing an Inpatient Tobacco Cessation Service Driven by Interactive-Voice Recognition Technology R21 HS023863 Cartmell, Kathleen Buford
Electronic health record usability issues and potential contribution to patient harm. 2018 Developing Evidence-Based, User-Centered Design and Implementation Guidelines to Improve Health Information Technology Usability R01 HS023701 Ratwani, Raj M.
Enhancing health IT functionality for children: the 2015 Children's EHR Format. 2018 Children's EHR Format Enhancement 290-2009-00021I Wald, Jonathan S.
High-priority and low-priority drug-drug interactions in different international electronic health record systems: a comparative study. 2018 Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics U19 HS021094 Bates, David
Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach - Final Report 2018 Improving Accuracy of Electronic Notes Using a Faster, Simpler Approach R21 HS023631 Payne, Thomas H.
Optimizing the user experience: identifying opportunities to improve use of an inpatient portal. 2018 Portals in Inpatient Care: Evaluating the Usability, Use, and Patient Experience Associated With Patient Portal Technology at the Bedside R21 HS024349 McAlearney, Ann Scheck
Usability evaluation of a commercial inpatient portal. 2018 Portals in Inpatient Care: Evaluating the Usability, Use, and Patient Experience Associated With Patient Portal Technology at the Bedside R21 HS024349 McAlearney, Ann Scheck
Use of telemedicine in addiction treatment: current practices and organizational implementation characteristics. 2018 Payer Readiness for Technology Implementation (P-RTI) Tool Application and Assessment R21 HS024086 Molfenter, Todd David
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.