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 Namesort descending Contract/Grant Number Principal Investigator Start Date End Date
A Longitudinal Telephony and Multiple Disease Management System To Improve Ambulatory Care R18 HS017855 Friedman, Robert September 30, 2008 June 30, 2013
A Mobile App to Enhance Smoking Cessation Shared Decision Making in Primary Care R21 HS023994 Tubb, Matthew Robert June 1, 2015 November 30, 2017
Achieving Individualized Precision Prevention (IPP) through Scalable Infrastructure Employing the USPSTF Recommendations in Computable Form R21 HS026257 Friedman, Charles July 1, 2018 June 30, 2020
Adapting, Scaling, and Spreading an Algorithmic Asthma Mobile Intervention to Promote Patient-Reported Outcomes Within Primary Care Settings R18 HS025645 Jariwala, Sunit August 1, 2018 May 31, 2021
Ambulatory Care Compact to Organize Risk and Decisionmaking (ACCORD) R18 HS017190 Chueh, Henry September 4, 2007 August 31, 2011
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
An Etiology for Medication Ordering Errors in Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems R21 HS025443 Abraham, Joanna August 1, 2017 July 31, 2019
Anesthesiology Control Tower: Feedback Alerts to Supplement Treatment (ACTFAST) R21 HS024581 Avidan, Michael April 1, 2017 March 31, 2019
Annual Conference on Health Information Technology & Analytics (CHITA) R13 HS025673 Agarwal, Ritu April 1, 2018 March 31, 2021
Barriers and Drivers of Health Information Technology Use for the Elderly, Chronically Ill and Underserved 290-02-0024-9 Jimison, Holly B. July 1, 2007 August 31, 2008

Related Publications

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Publication Namesort descending Publication Year Project Name Contract/Grant Number Principal Investigator
Usability in health IT: beyond compliance to meaningful design and assessment. 2016 Cognitive Engineering for Complex Decisionmaking & Problem Solving in Acute Care R01 HS022542 Fairbanks, Rollin J.
"Not just a receiver": understanding patient behavior in the hospital environment. 2016 Patients as Safeguards: Understanding the Information Needs of Hospitalized Patients R01 HS022894 Pratt, Wanda
"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
"Smart Forms" in an electronic medical record: documentation-based clinical decision support to improve disease management. 2008 Evaluating Smart Forms and Quality Dashboards in an Electronic Health Record (EHR) R01 HS015169 Middleton, Blackford
"Stealth" alerts to improve Warfarin monitoring when initiating interacting medications. 2012 Health Information Technology Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics U19 HS021094 Bates, David
"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 diabetes dashboard and physician efficiency and accuracy in accessing data needed for high-quality diabetes care. 2011 Using Health Information Technology to Improve Ambulatory Chronic Disease Care R18 HS017035 Mehr, 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.