Usability And Health Care Technology by Andre KushnirukUsability And Health Care Technology by Andre Kushniruk

Usability And Health Care Technology

byAndre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki

Paperback | January 1, 2018

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Usability and Health Care Technologydetails and describes how methods from usability engineering can be effectively applied to improve the usability of healthcare information systems and technologies. The book shows how these methods can be used to design, implement, and test health information systems and applications that will lead to more effective, efficient, and safe systems that better support healthcare work.

Readers will gain an understanding of how usability engineering can be applied in healthcare informatics, as the book details a proven, practical, and effective methodological framework for applying these methods to improve the design, implementation, and optimization of healthcare information systems, technologies, and applications.



  • Includes case studies on the application of usability engineering methods in a wide range of healthcare areas, including improving design and optimization of electronic health records, decision support systems, consumer eHealth applications, and public health surveillance systems
  • Offers a toolkit in the form of checklists, guidelines, accompanying diagrams, sample coding schemes, and other tools that can be used by readers to apply usability engineering
  • Provides references to major resources, links, and sites that contain relevant information about human factors, human-computer interaction, and usability engineering that can be applied to healthcare informatics, including relevant journals and conferences
Andre Kushniruk, BA, BSc, MSc, PhD is a Professor at the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. Dr. Kushniruk is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Aalborg University, Denmark and an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He conducts research in a numb...
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Title:Usability And Health Care TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 1, 2018Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128031298

ISBN - 13:9780128031292

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Background - What is Usability and Why is it Critical in Healthcare? 3. Background - What is Usability Engineering and What are its Main Methods? 4. How can Usability Engineering be Applied in Healthcare Informatics 5. Low-cost Rapid Usability Engineering for Improving Clinical Systems 6. Extending Usability Testing to Clinical Simulations for Ensuring System Usability 7. Integrating Usability Engineering Throughout the Healthcare System Development Life Cycle 8. Approaches to Applying Usability Engineering in the Laboratory 9. The Economic and Quality Improvement Argument for Usability Engineering in Healthcare 10. Integrating Usability Engineering into the Roll-out and Deployment of In-house Systems and Vendor-based Systems 11. Application in the Design and Testing of Consumer eHealth Products and Applications 12. Application of Usability Engineering to Ensure Improved System-Organization Fit in the Selection and Procurement of Healthcare Information Systems 13. Usability Standards in Healthcare and Usability Certification 14. Case Studies of Usability Engineering Applied in Healthcare 15. Trends in Usability Engineering in Healthcare 16. Discussion 17. Exercises 18. References 19. Suggested Readings 20. Appendices - including a toolkit containing templates, checklists, guidelines, sample coding schemes, as well as information about and links to websites and locations for purchasing required equipment and relevant journals/conferences