Patient Safety and Usability: Experiences in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The patient safety movement acknowledge the importance of usability in tools, processes, and environments to foster systems resistant to human error. [Read More]

Capturing User Requirements in Health and Social Care: Applying UML for unambiguous communication

An approach to the Unified Modeling Language that captured what is possibly the most comprehensive set of aging healthcare requirements documented in Australia, and possibly worldwide. [Read More]

Resuscitating the User Experience: A Touchscreen Systemfor EMS and Fire Rescue Professionals

When updating a touchscreen medical record program, a user-centered design process fixed a number of critical usability issues and resulted in a user experience and financial success. [Read More]

Learning about Clinical Trials: The importance of viewpoint

This project was user-centered research into how cancer patients and their families look for information about cancer, its treatments, and how to search for clinical trials. [Read More]

Social Health Networking: A popular online format in unfamiliar territory

Revolution Health explored how one could leverage the dynamic world of social networking in providing targeted support toward better health goals. [Read More]

The View from Here: A Perfect Storm in the ICU

The information design and usability community have a superb opportunity to partner with clinicians to design the tools that will help us overcome ICU challenges. [Read More]

What’s News: Demonstrating Usability of Medical Records

Medical Records Institute launched EMRCompare, a website that compares electronic medical records programs on usability, costs and functionalities. [Read More]

Book Review: Seeing the World through a Differently Wired Brain

This book contains a matter-of-fact approach to dealing with the problems and strengths of autistic people by providing a different way of seeing the world. [Read More]

Editor’s Note: Usability and Medical Systems

This issue of User Experience seeks to drive home the importance of usability, usefulness, and appeal—the full range of user-experience development—for medical systems and for healthcare delivery in general. [Read More]

Rubes: Waiting Room

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Cartoons from the wild and twisted world of Leigh Rubin, syndicated cartoonist. [Read More]