Usability of Patient-Centered Health IT: Mixed-Methods Usability Study of EPILL

Proceedings of the eHealth2014; Vienna, Austria; May 22-23, 2014

Posted: 7 May 2014

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Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin

University of Cologne

Tobias Dehling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne

Date Written: May 22, 2014

Abstract

To facilitate use of patient-centered health IT applications in everyday life, a high degree of usability is required. Based on the example of a patient-centered web application, we propose a usability study design enabling developers and researchers to assess usability of patient-centered health IT applications and derive implications for their improvement. Our study design integrates tasks that subjects have to process, an associated questionnaire based on Perceived Ease of Use, Perceived Usefulness, Attitude Toward Using, and Behavioral Intention to Use, a System Usability Scale questionnaire, and focus groups. Application of the usability study design demonstrates its feasibility and provides insights for assessment of usability in related projects in research and practice.

Keywords: Patient-Centered, Health IT, Usability, Web Applications, Health Information, Health Information Technology, Research Design, Usability Studies, eHealth, Medication Adherence, Medication Compliance

JEL Classification: I1, L86

Suggested Citation

Schmidt-Kraepelin, Manuel and Dehling, Tobias and Sunyaev, Ali, Usability of Patient-Centered Health IT: Mixed-Methods Usability Study of EPILL (May 22, 2014). Proceedings of the eHealth2014; Vienna, Austria; May 22-23, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2433446

Manuel Schmidt-Kraepelin

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

Tobias Dehling (Contact Author)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology ( email )

Kaiserstra├če 12
Karlsruhe, Baden W├╝rttemberg 76131
Germany

Ali Sunyaev

University of Cologne ( email )

Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Cologne, 50923
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.isq.uni-koeln.de

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