AMA Votes for Standardized EMR InterfaceWritten by Bob Herman | June 23, 2011
At the American Medical Association's 2011 annual meeting, members voted to advocate for standardizing the user interface for electronic medical records, according to an AMA news release.
The EMR interfaces include icons, screen menus, keyboard shortcuts and other design elements of the software or operating system. The release said standardization and more research on EMR user interface design can improve patient healthcare quality and efficacy.
"Efficiency is a key requirement for integrating EMR products in the hectic workflow of clinical practice," AMA Board Member Steven J. Stack, MD, said in the release. "Standardized EMR interface designs will help physicians working at multiple facilities with different EMR systems better navigate and use EMRs to help their patients."
Read the AMA news release on its vote for the standardization of EMR interface design.
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