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Usability in Health IT:  Technical Strategy, Research, and Implementation


To promote collaboration in health IT usability among Federal agencies, industry, academia, and others.

Goal: Bring together industry, academia and government to prioritize, align and coordinate short, medium and long term technical strategies and tactics to improve the usability of Electronic Health Records.


  • Establish an immediate term set of actions in usability and accessibility to inform the national initiative to drive EHR adoption and meaningful use.
  • Develop a strategic approach to measure and assess usability of EHRs in short, medium and long term.
  • Ultimately, inspire follow-on activities in the public and private sectors.

We will be updating workshop information. Please check the website again soon.


Final Agenda

Roundtable Discussion Participants List .pdf or .doc

Acroynms Used .pdf or .doc



Start Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
End Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Location: NIST, Green Auditorium, Gaithersburg, MD
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop


National Institute of Standards and Technology
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Online Registration

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On-line registration will end at 5 pm EST on July 6, 2010.

Registration Contact:

Angela Ellis, NIST
phone: 301-975-3881
email: angela.ellis@nist.gov


A block of rooms has been reserved for the night of July 12, 2010 at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, Two Montogomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD. 20879. The special rate is $119.00 per night plus 13% tax, until all rooms in this block are booked. Please contact the hotel directly at 301-948-8900 before July 02, 2010, and mention "NIST Health IT Group" to your reservation.

Technical Contact:

Lana Lowry, NIST
phone: 301-975-4995
email: llowry@nist.gov