Unit 5: Fundamentals of Usability in HIT Systems—What Does It Matter?

Unit 5 will present the basic concepts of usability in general and HIT usability specifically.  Students will be exposed to usability bottlenecks and learn to identify usability roadblocks in the EHRS lab system, hypothesizing potential downstream effects of poor usability, and suggesting solutions/alternate designs.  This unit will detail the relationships between usability, user satisfaction, and workarounds.