Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

A Methodology for Validating Safety Heuristics Using Clinical Simulations: Identifying and Preventing Possible Technology-Induced Errors Related to Using Health Information Systems

Table 1

Usability themes and corresponding number of heuristics developed in each theme.

Usability themeDefinition for each themeNumber of heuristics developed in each area

WorkflowWorkflow issues deal with process issues arising from HIS use 10
ContentContent issues arise from poor quality information in the HIS 14
SafeguardsSafeguard issues are specific to the presence or absence of decision supports that prevent medical errors8
FunctionFunctional issues deal with concerns arising from how a HIS functions6