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NIST Workshop devoted to improving usability of health care IT.
Press Release Summary:
May 28, 2010 - Scheduled for July 13, one-day workshop aims to promote collaboration in health IT usability among federal agencies, industry, and academia. Attendees will discuss ways to prioritize, align, and coordinate strategies and tactics to improve usability of electronic health records. Specific objectives will be to develop strategic approach to assess use of EHRs; develop strategies to drive best practices and innovation in health care IT; and inspire follow-on activities in health care IT usability.
Original Press Release
July Workshop Devoted to Improving Usability of Health Care IT
Press release date: May 25, 2010
Toward these ends, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be hosting a one-day workshop on improving the usability-ease of use-of health IT. Co-sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the workshop will take place on July, 13, 2010, at the NIST Gaithersburg campus.
The goal of the workshop is to promote collaboration in health IT usability among federal agencies, industry, academia and others. Attendees will discuss ways to prioritize, align and coordinate short-, medium-, and long-term strategies and tactics to improve the usability of electronic health records (EHRs). Specific objectives of the workshop will be to establish an immediate-term set of actions to inform the national initiative to drive the adoption and meaningful use of EHRs; develop a strategic approach to measure and assess the use of EHRs and the impact of usability on their adoption and innovation; develop strategies to drive best practices and innovation in health care IT; and inspire follow-on activities in health care IT usability.
Information and registration for the conference can be found at www.nist.gov/public_affairs/confpage/100713.htm. On-line registration will end at 5 p.m. Eastern time on July 6, 2010