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Our formative usability test and validation methods are aligned with the FDA’s recent Draft Guidance on Human Factors Engineering, as well as other established international standards.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

By: Plinio Morita As much as 15% of you use some sort of wearable technology and half of North Americans would consider it. That’s impressive, considering that it seems only recent that wearable tech has been around. What’s more, smartphones have become ubiquitous, equipped with an incredible array of sensors that can collect data ranging [...]

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Putting Patients First

By: Renée Desjardins As a human factors professional, I believe that patients are the foundation of our healthcare system. That’s reflected in our people-centred approach to work in designing health systems of the future. That’s why I am particularly excited to be part of the process to select a new Patient Ombudsperson in Ontario, a [...]

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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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