Currently, minimal requirements exist for assessing the usability of electronic health record (EHR) systems. Usability requirements are especially lacking for the increasing use of mobile devices to access EHRs. Therefore, the authors investigated the usability of three commercially available certified ambulatory EHR systems as accessed on mobile devices. The study used the System Usability Scale (SUS) among a sample of college-level health professions students.
This study examines the critical thinking skills of health informatics and allied health students. The Health Sciences Reasoning Test was utilized to investigate the critical thinking skills of 57 graduating seniors in the class of 2011 at a university in the southeastern United States. Results indicate that 64.9 percent of the participants had weak critical thinking skills, 31.6 percent of the participants had moderate critical thinking skills, and 3.5 percent of the participants had strong critical thinking skills.