AHRQ Health IT Program Update- Consumer Health IT Design GuideAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) sent this bulletin at 11/08/2012 12:09 PM EST
New AHRQ guide identifies successful design methods for development of consumer health IT
A new guide funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) “Designing Consumer Health IT: A Guide for Developers and Systems Designers” presents suggested recommendations for designers and developers of consumer health IT products. Recommendations included are either general guidance for designers and design teams that can be applied to the process of designing and developing a product; or specific to a design phase such as idea generation, identification of end users, testing and commercialization. The guide presents results of an environmental scan and grey literature review; and expert interviews to improve consumer health IT design in order to increase effective use of consumer health IT. Select to access this report (PDF file, 299 MB), http://healthit.ahrq.gov/developmentmethodsguide.