• Study
  • Published July 2011

The effect of two different electronic health record user interfaces on intensive care provider task load, errors of cognition, and performance.

The design of electronic medical record (EMR) interfaces according to human factors engineering principles is crucial to ensuring clinicians' ability to access and process data rapidly. This usability study compared a custom-designed interface with a standard off-the-shelf EMR, and found that intensive care unit physicians were able to complete patient care tasks rapidly and with greater accuracy using an interface designed with provider workflow in mind.

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