Defined by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as “The quality of the user’s interaction with and perceptions of a system“, User experience (UX) is a topic close to the hearts of Health Informaticians as it plays a crucial role in enabling data collection.
The topic however, isn’t exclusive to Health Informaticians, whether you’re a patient, a carer, a consumer, a healthcare professional, or anyone else using software or software enabled devices (SEDS) in healthcare, you can engage in the conversation around your user experiences of these technologies. (Why should you be concerned? Because it will impact you – sooner or later.)
Interested? Then I strongly suggest you check out Health Tech UX (http://www.healthtech-ux.org/) a specialised non profit organization dedicated to studying, describing, understanding and improving the user experience of ALL users of software driven technology in healthcare.
Other ways to get involve includes;
- Facebook – join the Health Tech UX Group
- LinkedIn – join the Health Tech UX Group
- Twitter – follow them at @HealthTechUX / use the tag #HTUX for relevant posts
- Instagram – they are at healthtechux