Any information system aimed at multiple users be easy to use to optimize the use of the tool.
Usability is a concept that identifies the degree to which a product, in this case, an information system, can be used by its intended users to achieve specific goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction given a specific context of use.
Identifying the usability of an EHR-S makes it possible to provide criteria that, beyond functional, security, or interoperability considerations, identifies a variable with a high impact on the implementation of an EHR-S.
In this sense, the acceptance of a certain information system by professional groups such as doctors or nurses is closely linked to the fact that the information systems have high levels of usability. Otherwise, an EMR/EHR-S may not be seen as a useful tool, which helps perpetuate older models of care information management.
The requirements that determine usability are structured as follows:
- Simplicity in the navigation and organization of the contents.
- Effective interaction
- Help and error prevention
- Feed-back and analytical information (Control and feedback)
- Minimizing the need for user interpretation
Refer to the attached guide for more details.