Designing clinical decision support and patient-reported outcome (PRO) collection tools to be highly usable is a necessary step to ensure their adoption. We built a prototype PRO data collection dashboard and evaluated the system’s usability using a validated tool, the System Usability Scale. We demonstrate the need for a high level of usability in clinical systems in order to support provider adoption while minimizing disruptions to clinical workflows.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Attendees will be able to think more critically about the usability of clinical software, especially those intended to facilitate the collection of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data. Attendees will learn how to use a validated usability assessment tool, the System Usability Scale, to measure the usability of clinical systems.


Bradley Iott (Presenter)
University of Michigan

Allen Flynn, University of Michigan
Tanner Caverly, University of Michigan
Astrid Fishstrom, University of Michigan

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