User interface considerations for collecting data at the point of care in the tablet PC computing environment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Collecting clinical data directly from clinicians is a challenge. Many standard development environments designed to expedite the creation of user interfaces for electronic healthcare applications do not provide acceptable components for satisfying the requirements for collecting and displaying clinical data at the point of care on the tablet computer. Through an iterative design and testing approach using think-aloud sessions in the eye care setting, we were able to identify and resolve several user interface issues. Issues that we discovered and subsequently resolved included checkboxes that were too small to be selectable with a stylus, radio buttons that could not be unselected, and font sizes that were too small to be read at arm's length.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Silvey, GM; Lobach, DF; Macri, JM; Hunt, M; Kacmaz, RO; Lee, PP

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 1096 -

PubMed ID

  • 17238715

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1839574

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-597X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States