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Usability & Electronic Health Records

02-02-2012 04:08 AM CET | Advertising, Media Consulting, Marketing Research

Press release from: User Centric, Inc.

Recent research on electronic health record (EHR) adoption has reported that among the top barriers to adoption, usability concerns equal those of security, privacy and system-integration. User Centric, a user experience research and design firm based in Chicago, is a thought leader in how to ensure EHRs are evaluated for usability. As part of a free webinar series, Managing Director Robert Schumacher, Ph.D., will present “Usability & Electronic Health Records” on Feb. 14 with a portion of the discussion covering the EHR Usability Protocol from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Schumacher is actively involved in designing and evaluating usability criteria for electronic health records through the HIMSS Usability Taskforce, professional societies, and commercial and non-profit organizations. Visit to register.

The free series, “We Believe Experiences Matter,” starts Feb. 2 and consists of 16 presentations throughout the year. User Centric Director Rick Omanson will present the first webinar “Heavily-Used Interfaces: Designing for Efficiency” on Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. CST. Space is still available and can be reserved by visiting

User Centric, Inc. is a global user experience research and design firm with a long history of improving user experiences. Services include user research, user interface design consulting, information architecture, usability testing, user interface evaluations, eye tracking, and online surveys. To view the entire “We Believe Experiences Matter” free webinar series, visit

User Centric is a global user experience research and design firm. Our services include usability testing, user-centered design, user research, expert evaluations, eye tracking, focus groups, and online surveys. Our clients encompass many industries, but share the common goal of creating an exceptional customer experience. User Centric is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace (IL), with an office in Chicago.

User Centric, Inc.
1815 S. Meyers Road, Suite 1000,
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Press Contact: Pamela Stoffregen-Gay

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