Navigation in the electronic health record: A review of the safety and usability literature Review uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Communication
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Neoplasms
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Physician-Patient Relations


  • We observed that usability researchers are frequently capturing navigation-related issues even in articles that did not explicitly state navigation as a focus. Capturing and synthesizing the literature on navigation is challenging because of the lack of uniform vocabulary. Navigation is a potential target for normative recommendations for improved interaction design for safer systems. Future research in this domain, including development of normative recommendations for usability design and evaluation, will be facilitated by development of a standard terminology for describing EHR navigation.

publication date

  • March 2017



  • Review



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jbi.2017.01.005

PubMed ID

  • 28088527

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 69

end page

  • 79


  • 67