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EHR Usability Testing

EMR Usability Testing

Our EHR usability testing methodology is consistent with the ONC’s safety-enhanced design criteria for certified EHR technology.

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Human Factors Support for FDA 510K Submissions


Our formative usability test and validation methods are aligned with the FDA’s recent Draft Guidance on Human Factors Engineering, as well as other established international standards.

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Medly: Managing Chronic Conditions


The Medly suite of apps is the future of complex chronic disease management, empowering patients to take control of their conditions.

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Loop: Connecting Patients and their Care Team


Effective communication across care teams continues to challenge healthcare delivery, despite the proliferation of information communication technology in our daily lives.

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Just because we can track it, should we?

These days, we can track everything from blood pressure to sleep patterns, literally in our sleep. More and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are entering the market, capable of transmitting real-time health data to our smart phones or even directly to our doctors. Yet, while many experts believe health-tracking technology can empower people to make healthier choices, [...]

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Dental Surgeons Needed for Usability Evaluation

Healthcare Human Factors at UHN is conducting a usability evaluation of a dental navigation system for guiding implant surgery. We are currently recruiting dentists and dental surgeons to participate in the evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the usability and safety of the system, but will also provide you with the opportunity [...]

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Varuna Prakash talks to HHF about the perils of interruptions

We recently got a chance to sit down with former HHF teammate, Varuna Prakash, to talk about her article, Mitigating errors caused
 by interruptions during medication verification and administration: interventions in a simulated ambulatory chemotherapy setting, selected among BMJ Quality Safety’s top 10 articles of 2014. HHF: First of all, congratulations on having your article [...]

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What we are doing for Ebola

By: Stefano Gelmi Over the last few months, I’ve been working with Tracey and Chris on supporting a few initiatives in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). We began by running usability sessions to evaluate personal protective equipment (PPE) at three of the major hospitals in Toronto (UHN, SickKids, [...]

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