Gerald Douglas, Zach Landis-Lewis, Harry Hochheiser
When it comes to electronic medical records (EMRs), complexity is often perceived as being the enemy of usability . Computer information systems that must support the range of medical specialties, disciplinary perspectives, and administrative and regulatory requirements found in many modern healthcare environments can often become unwieldy and cumbersome, turning an opportunity for improving care into a potential cause of errors and confusion [2,3]. These difficulties may not be inevitable. The successful use of simple, straightforward touchscreen EMRs for managing anti-retroviral therapy (ART) and diabetes in Malawi suggests that well-designed interfaces can be used at a national scale by…
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