Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ninety-six Buttons of Choice on the Wall

"Ninety-six buttons of choice on the wall,
Ninety-six buttons of choice...
Take one down, pass it around,
Ninety-five buttons of choice on the wall..."

Seriously, are all these action buttons on today's EMR's necessary on the main patient care screen? Increasingly, more and more action buttons are appearing - so much so that we even have to scroll down "below the fold."

EMR developers should take a page from Google: keep the main screen for the management of patient care full of plenty of white space.

Yours in IT consultancy -


1 comment:

Tim Hulsey, MD said...

Wes, maybe you're supposed to do the patient care part on a separate piece of paper!