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Friday, April 15, 2005

Medical Usability: How to Kill Patients Through Bad Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

Medical Usability: How to Kill Patients Through Bad Design (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)

This commentary from Jakob Nielson responds to a study in JAMA Role of Computerized Physician Order Entry Systems in Facilitating Medication Errors. Ross Koppel, PhD; Joshua P. Metlay, MD, PhD; Abigail Cohen, PhD; Brian Abaluck, BS; A. Russell Localio, JD, MPH, MS; Stephen E. Kimmel, MD, MSCE; Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH. JAMA. 2005;293:1197-1203 and highlights many of the risks associated with the design of order/entry systems in hospitals.

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