Usability is one of the major factors hindering the widespread adoption of EHRs. To develop an HIT workforce that meet the complex requirements of EHR design, informatics students need EHR exposure to understand its usability issues. Students completed a clinic visit-note in OpenEMR as a part of the clinical informatics section of the curricula. The assignment provided students with hands-on experience with an EHR. Overall students did not find the EHR user-friendly.
Martina Clarke (Presenter)
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Dario Ghersi, University of Nebraska at Omaha