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Complaints and proposals about IEC 62366

Hi,sorry for having been inactive for some time (did anyone try to contact me? Please try again now). I've had my business down and my right knee cracked, but now I am back again with a new…Continue

Started by Joachim Harloff Aug 23, 2010.

sample size for (medical) usability tests 2 Replies

According to IEC 62366 there are two related purposes for usability testing:1) Gauge if the design of the medical device keeps the usability goals set up in the usability specification. This…Continue

Started by Joachim Harloff. Last reply by Joachim Harloff Nov 7, 2009.

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Comment by Tom Coleman on November 26, 2009 at 10:47pm
The Joint Commission has started a new initiative called The Center for Transforming Healthcare.

Comment by Tom Coleman on November 26, 2009 at 10:24pm
The alphabet soup of acronyms is confusing to the lay person!
Comment by Joachim Harloff on November 6, 2009 at 5:32am
just a notice: AAMI HE75 left the state of CDV. According to the AAMI website the final (first) version will become available in January 2010. Since the CDV already was a huge volume of hundreds of page, while new aspects such as accessibility of medical devices have been added, it is probably going to be one of the most voluminous resources on human factors and ergonomics available.
Comment by Terry Fitzgerald on November 5, 2009 at 11:51am
Looks like I need medical help - new picture soon - getting some
new parts
Comment by David Dungey on November 3, 2009 at 4:58pm
Great I'll look that over.
Comment by Jeff Horvath on November 3, 2009 at 2:45pm
Speaking of the healthcare podcast series, one of our first topics is likely going to be medication safety (e.g., safety issues that surround the prescription writing, fulfillment, and adherence, etc.). If anyone has any thoughts or questions on the topic, I'd love to hear them.
Comment by Jeff Horvath on November 3, 2009 at 2:43pm
David - I'm working on putting together a podcast series on Healthcare UX for HFI and EMRs is one of the topics. That particular podcast isn't put together yet, but any conversation here could certainly help shape that conversation. On a related note, you might want to check out a recent article on the Usability of EMRs if you haven't already seen it.
Comment by David Dungey on November 3, 2009 at 2:29pm
I was looking at some open source EMR packages, have you had any experiences with them and if so which are the most accessible?
Comment by Joachim Harloff on October 16, 2009 at 8:49am
medical usability was the topic of the World Usability Day in 2007 and I wonder if there is anyone else still interested and willing to share thoughts?
Personally, I am e.g. interested to hear about experiences in implementing IEC 62366 or IEC 60601-1-6, AAMI-HE74, AAMI-HE75 and the like and suggestions to improve them. We might also share experiences about the FDA / Notified Bodies (EU) and other regulatory affairs, www and healthcare, ubiquitous computing and healthcare etc.

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