AMIA's 14 Usability Principles for EMR Design
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
The principles, according to the AMIA, are:
1. Consistency — Design consistency and standards utilization
2. Visibility — System state visibility
3. Match — System and world match
4. Minimalism — Minimalist design
5. Memory — Memory load minimization
6. Feedback — Informative feedback
7. Flexibility — Flexible and customizable system
8. Message — Useful error messages
9. Error — Use error prevention
10. Closure — Clear closure
11. Reversibility — Reversible actions
12. Language — User language utilization
13. Control — User control
14. Documentation — Help and documentation
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