Posts Tagged with ux

by adgrooms on January 28, 2020

EHRs have a reputation. This year at my annual checkup I was thinking about EHRs and trying to observe how my PCP's office uses theirs. As I sat on the exam table I got the usual questions from the physician's assistant; "Any pain today?" Smoker?" "Allergies?". I could see the screen on her laptop with tiny rows of text that were slowly growing with each question. There was a lot of clicking, ...

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by adgrooms on November 19, 2019

We are looking at the fundamentals of making good healthcare software. Tools that empower the people who are working on the front lines of medicine. This is part 2 of the building better healthcare software series. In this post, we are taking a look at an important component of well-made software: the User Interface (UI). The UI is the part of the software that a person interacts with ...

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by adgrooms on June 21, 2019

Providers need the ability to use their hands. Unfortunately, the current state of affairs requires more clicking and documenting than assessing and healing with touch. New technology is on the horizon that may free the hands with new ways to navigate clinical systems.

Eye tracking uses light and a sensor to track where a user is looking and for how long. Ideally (see what I did there?), ...

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by adgrooms on June 14, 2019

The ability to retrieve patient information on a computer is an improvement over the paper filing system of years past. Some benefits have yet to be realized but among them are the potential to give patients greater access to their information, doctors greater visibility into patient history, and researchers a wider view to learn more about our health. But this transformation has brought ...

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by adgrooms on April 12, 2019

“Just log into your patient portal to see your blood test results in a few days” said the front desk lady, answering my question, as she hurried me out the door. I looked back down the hall and said bye to my doc as he hurriedly typed on his little laptop. I wondered what else he could be inputting at such a furious pace...Is he still typing about my appointment? Another patient? Billing? ...

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