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UL HFE team writes usability guidance for US National Institute of Standards and Technology

October 2, 2015

The UL Human Factors Engineering team recently completed a project for the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in support of its Health IT Usability initiative. The project entailed developing guidance on designing user interfaces for Electronic Health Records (EHR) that help ensure their safe and effective use. The 192-page publication titled “Technical Basis for User Interface Design of Health IT” defines the EHR Systems, discusses user centered design and validation methods, and includes a detailed list of 343 EHR user interface design principles, organized into 30 categories.

This project, led by Michael Wiklund, involved a team of UL staff from both the Concord, MA location and the Utrecht, Netherlands location. The report was published September 2015 and is available online, you can access it by clicking here.

Click here to visit NIST's Usability Website