Nursing Informatics

Usability Testing (Reading & Sharing)

Usability: deals with specific issues of human performance during computer interactions for specific tasks within a particular contest.

  • refers to how well the information system product was designed for users to learn as well as to use.
  • refers to how the system allows users to carry out their tasks safely, effectively, and pleasantly.
  • is related to the human-centered design that is characterized by the active involvement of users and the clear understanding of user and task requirements

Usability testing: creating realistic clinical scenarios to which end users are asked to apply configured electronic tools, using the hardware that will be used in production.

The usability of a system can be measured by:

  • Effectiveness (can users successfully achieve their objectives?)
  • Efficiency (how much effort and resource are expended in achieving those objectives?)
  • Satisfaction (was the experience considered satisfactory?)

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Nursing Informatics

Testing and End-user Acceptance / Nursing Informatics Review

The primary reason for conducting end-user testing is to identify errors. Testing is carried out by end users to ensure that the computer system functions correctly and meets the organization’s needs. Analysis may include asking end users to carry out specific tests, interviews with users, questionnaires regarding usability, comparative testing with users comparing work on two different systems, direct observation (audio/ video feeds). computer-generated data may be evaluated for accuracy and errors.

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