The usability of information technology within emergency care settings

Michael Pose, Sara J. Czaja, Jeffrey Augenstein

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Computer and communication technology is increasingly being used by health care professionals to perform a variety of activities. The increased use of technology within health care environments is predicated on the belief that technology will facilitate care management and improvement of the quality of health care. However, to date there has been little systematic evaluation of the impact of technology on health care delivery. The intent of the project described in this paper is to conduct a usability evaluation for a physician orders and patient charting software, which is part of an integrated Hospital Information System (HIS). The system is being implemented at a trauma care facility in a large metropolitan area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-458
Number of pages4
JournalComputers and Industrial Engineering
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 1996


  • Computerized Patient Records
  • Medical Computer Systems
  • Usability Testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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