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
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 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
Using the Electronic Health Record To Identify Children Likely To Suffer Last-Minute Surgery Cancellation R21 HS024983 Pratap, Jayant September 1, 2016 August 31, 2018
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

Related Publications

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Publication Name Publication Year Project Name Contract/Grant Number Principal Investigator
"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
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.
Clinical reasoning in the context of active decision support during medication prescribing. 2017 Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics U19 HS021094 Bates, David
Cognitive engineering and health informatics: Applications and intersections. 2017 Cognitive Engineering for Complex Decisionmaking & Problem Solving in Acute Care R01 HS022542 Fairbanks, Rollin J.
From loquacious to reticent: understanding patient health information communication to guide consumer health IT design. 2017 Informing Consumer Health Information Technology Design: How Patients Use Social Networking Sites R03 HS022930 Valdez, Rupa Sheth
Graphics help patients distinguish between urgent and non-urgent deviations in laboratory test results. 2017 Systematic Design of Meaningful Presentations of Medical Test Data for Patients R01 HS021681 Zikmund-Fisher, Brian
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
Improving diagnostic safety in primary care by unlocking digital data. 2017 Decision Making and Clinical Work of Test Result Follow-up in Health Information Technology Settings R01 HS022087 Singh, Hardeep