Usability Workshop


The American College of Physicians (ACP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) are co-sponsoring the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Usability Workshop in Chicago on December 8, 2015.  

This free, day-long event will bring together clinicians and EHR developers, providing the opportunity to better understand and practice successful techniques for collaboration, address priority issues associated with EHR usability, and discuss potential solutions. Planned topics include user-centered design (UCD), best practices for implementation that can enhance users’ experiences with EHRs, and a “design-a-whirl” during which clinicians will participate in short exercises that can make a difference in implementation and customization decisions.

Date: December 8, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Chicago, IL 
Cost: Free (Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses) 

Register here

Space is limited. Spots will be allocated first to early registrants. Completion of the reservation form is not a guarantee of acceptance. Registrants will be notified whether they are accepted or not. More information will be sent out to attendees, including a hotel discount code.

Please contact Angie Gorden, EHRA Program Manager, at with any questions. 


8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Introductions and Welcome
9:00 a.m. Framing the Issue
  •   The Academic Perspective
  •   The Provider Perspective
  •   The Developer Perspective
10:30 a.m Break
10:45 a.m. Clinicians and Developers: How They Do (and Don’t) Work Together
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Best Practices for Implementing Usable Systems
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Design-A-Whirl: 3 Design Techniques Anyone Can Use
4:45 p.m. Reflections and Planning
5:15 p.m. Wrap up and close