The usability-error ontology.

Peter L. Elkin, Marie Catherine Beuscart-Zephir, Sylvia Pelayo, Vimla Patel, Christian Nøhr

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Abstract

Clinical Systems have become standard partners with clinicians in the care of patients. As these systems become integral parts of the clinical workflow, they have the potential to help improve patient outcomes, however they have also in some cases have led to adverse events and has resulted in patients coming to harm. Often the root cause analysis of these adverse events can be traced back to Usability Errors in the Health Information Technology (HIT) or its interaction with users. Interoperability of the documentation of HIT related Usability Errors in a consistent fashion can improve our ability to do systematic reviews and meta-analyses. In an effort to support improved and more interoperable data capture regarding Usability Errors, we have created the Usability Error Ontology (UEO) as a classification method for representing knowledge regarding Usability Errors. We expect the UEO will grow over time to support an increasing number of HIT system types. In this manuscript, we present this Ontology of Usability Error Types and specifically address Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE), Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Revenue Cycle HIT systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume194
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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Medical Informatics
Ontology
Health Information Systems
Health
Information technology
Medical Order Entry Systems
Root Cause Analysis
Workflow
Electronic Health Records
Documentation
Meta-Analysis
Patient Care
Interoperability
Data acquisition

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  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Elkin, P. L., Beuscart-Zephir, M. C., Pelayo, S., Patel, V., & Nøhr, C. (2013). The usability-error ontology. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 194, 91-96.

The usability-error ontology. / Elkin, Peter L.; Beuscart-Zephir, Marie Catherine; Pelayo, Sylvia; Patel, Vimla; Nøhr, Christian.

In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Vol. 194, 01.12.2013, p. 91-96.

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Elkin, PL, Beuscart-Zephir, MC, Pelayo, S, Patel, V & Nøhr, C 2013, 'The usability-error ontology.', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 194, pp. 91-96.
Elkin PL, Beuscart-Zephir MC, Pelayo S, Patel V, Nøhr C. The usability-error ontology. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2013 Dec 1;194:91-96.
Elkin, Peter L. ; Beuscart-Zephir, Marie Catherine ; Pelayo, Sylvia ; Patel, Vimla ; Nøhr, Christian. / The usability-error ontology. In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2013 ; Vol. 194. pp. 91-96.
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