What is the definition of “user friendly” for a doctor?

Ok, this is really an interesting one. In medical informatics, one challenge that never seems to be conquered is providing a user interface that will not make a doctor grumble.
No matter how hard you try, you almost always here the comment: “this is not so easy to use…”. Medical professionals seem to be very picky when it comes to user interfaces and interaction with information systems. This link here mentions the same thing again. I’ve previously written about Microsoft CUI, and for all of our sakes, it would better be successful. This is a field that is sucking up a huge amount of effort and it is a large setback to adoption of many systems. Being terrible about user interfaces, I am not the one to take things further in this domain, but this is one field which should benefit enourmously from some form of standardization.

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