Considerations for the Design of Safe and Effective Consumer Health IT Applications in the Home
MedSun: Newsletter #56, January 2011
Consumer health IT applications have the potential to improve quality, safety and efficiency of consumers' interactions with the healthcare system. Yet little attention has been paid to human factors and ergonomics in the design of consumer health IT, potentially limiting the ability of health IT to achieve these goals. This paper presents the results of an analysis of human factors and ergonomics issues encountered by five projects during the design and implementation of home-based consumer health IT applications. Consumer health IT application design would benefit from the use of human factors and ergonomics design and evaluation methods.
PubMed. Considerations for the Design of Safe and Effective Consumer Health IT Applications in the Home. October 2010.