Usability is today an important issue in all types of computer-based artifacts, not least in healthcare information systems. In healthcare, the artifact is typically used in connection with direct health professional - patient encounter. In this context, it is of utmost importance that the artifact acts as a tool and not becomes an object in itself fading the actual object out. User-centred design and usability assessment are approaches aiming at this goal. VTT Information Technology, in cooperation with Finn-Medi Research Ltd and three Finnish SMEs developing healthcare information systems, carried out a prestudy to find out how these companies address usability in their product development processes and how this is reflected in their products.
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|MoE publication type||D1 Article in a trade journal|
- information systems