Safety-Enhanced Design (Usability) Reports Available…Now What? Finding Reports


I am so distracted today…

First, the build up to the snow and ice event in NC is exhausting. Just let the snow and ice fall; and let the power go out already.

Second, ONC made the Safety-Enhanced Design (Usability) reports public. Thanks @HealthIT_Policy for the link.

Now what?

Well, I know I immediately went to look at some reports. Good luck with that. It seems others must have been having issues as well. Which might have led @Farzad_MD  to repost the original link and to post a link directly to one of the reports.  Thanks for the links.

We are a consulting company and have conducted User Centered Design (UCD) activities and summative tests on several of the certified products. So, I let our clients know the reports are now public. Some of those clients already emailed me back asking how to find the actual reports for their own products and for other products.

If you are having trouble finding UCD and summative test reports on the site… here is a cheat sheet:

 

Here is what I have learned:

  • It seems that products certified through Drummond are most reliable for providing both the UCD report and the Summative Test report.
  • It seems that no products certified through CCHIT have associated reports.
  • Products certified through ICSA Labs have some products with and some products without associated reports.
  • Products certified through InfoGard have some products with and some products without associated reports.

 

Now what…let’s get the discussion started:

  • How can these reports be used in a productive way?
  • How can the data in these reports be used to make EHRs safer and more efficient in support of providing quality care?
  • How can the data in these reports inform future policy?

 

More to come on these topics.