EHRA: Shaping Usability of Health IT

Building on the success of the first usability summit in 2015, The Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA) is hosting a health IT usability event in Washington, D.C. The event will provide cross-functional stakeholders the opportunity to share ideas and develop solutions to the varied and complex challenges that are faced by clinicians and other end-users and software designers in their efforts to build systems that effectively support workflows for healthcare providers in organizations of varying sizes and specialties.

EHRA continues to collaborate on ways to improve the end-user experience with EHRs. This one-day, complimentary event will be a hands-on workshop with break-out sessions to define primary users of EHRs (known as "persona building" in the EHR-development industry) and identification of how system design can be optimized for each persona as well as where challenges remain.

To register, please contact Sarah Willis-Garcia at

Event Details
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST | Washington D.C. | Space is limited.

Event Agenda

11:00 AM EST

11:15 AM EST
Persona Development Activity - First Persona

12:30 PM EST

1:00 PM EST
Persona Development Activity - Second Persona

2:00 PM EST
EHR Optimization for Personas

3:30 PM EST
Keynote Speaker: Kath Straub, PhD of

4:15 PM EST
Networking Reception & EHRA Unveils Design Patterns for Safety

Please contact Sarah Willis-Garcia, Program Manager, for more information or questions regarding the event.