International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications

Usability of Telehealth Technologies


Publishing date
14 Sep 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Apr 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Medicine, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

2Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5775, USA; VA SLC GRECC, Salt Lake City UT 84148, USA

3Department of Informatics, Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA


Usability of Telehealth Technologies

Description

It is widely believed that if Health Information Technologies (HITs) like telehealth are well designed and effectively used, they have the potential to improve clinical efficiency and patient-centered aspects of care. Effective design and implementation of HIT is foundational to providing health providers and patients effective, efficient, safe, and timely access to healthcare. Several studies suggest that human-centered issues, especially usability problems associated with telehealth contribute to the slow adoption of this technology. The US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have both stressed the need to measure and improve HIT usability. Usability, as defined by NIST, refers to “effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction with which intended users can achieve their tasks in the intended context of product use.” The broad definition of usability includes ease of use and safety aspects of the interface, the degree of cognitive support embedded in the functionality and the impact of implementation on work processes. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that address HIT and in particular telehealth “usability”. Studies can include a multitude of methodologies such as ethnographic studies, time-series studies, and human-computer interaction studies. We are interested in studies from both real world clinical settings and laboratory evaluations. Papers from diverse perspective such as systems engineering, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, health informatics, and clinical medicine are encouraged. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Association of HIT use and physician-patient communication in clinical settings
  • Association of HIT on clinical workflow in diverse settings (inpatient, outpatient, and patient home)
  • Association of HIT usability with patient, provider, and health system level outcomes
  • Advances in research methodologies for evaluating HIT usability

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 834514
  • - Editorial

Usability of Telehealth Technologies

Zia Agha | Charlene R. Weir | Yunan Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 239382
  • - Research Article

Patient Perspective on Use of an Interactive Website for Sleep Apnea

Carl Stepnowsky | Christine Edwards | ... | Zia Agha
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 162673
  • - Research Article

Experience-Sampling Methodology with a Mobile Device in Fibromyalgia

Castilla Diana | Botella Cristina | ... | Miralles Ignacio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 104561
  • - Research Article

Technological Approaches to Remote Monitoring of Elderly People in Cardiology: A Usability Perspective

Susanna Spinsante | Roberto Antonicelli | ... | Ennio Gambi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 715194
  • - Research Article

How Do Low-Income Urban African Americans and Latinos Feel about Telemedicine? A Diffusion of Innovation Analysis

Sheba George | Alison Hamilton | Richard S. Baker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 736264
  • - Research Article

Do We Need New Personalized Emergency Telehealth Solutions? A Survey of 100 Emergency Department Patients and a First Report of the Swiss Limmex Emergency Wristwatch: An Original Study

Malek Tabbara | Thomas Hodel | ... | Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos
International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications
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