Call For Volunteers The Ifs, Ands, and Buts About It


MIE has been busy in 2017 improving WebChart for our clients. One of our milestones is to continue to remain a Certified Electronic Medical Record, as verified by The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).

The ONC Health IT Certification Program is a voluntary certification program established for the purposes of certifying vendors to health IT standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This program supports the availability of certified health IT for its encouraged and required use under federal, state, and private programs. For more information, HealthIT.gov has provided an overview of the program.

Each time MIE certifies under the ONC guidelines, we must conduct a Safety and Usability Test, which is where you come in. MIE is looking for a minimum of 10 clinical users to test our changes and enhancements for certification. Using a guided and timed process—don't worry, the timing is involved to help us design a better product, NOT to test you or your speed—the clinical users will perform basic tasks within the system, to ensure usability. The results of the testing will be published, in accordance with our certification requirements, but your identity will remain confidential.

There are 12 sections to work through. Below is a sample of what we would be asking users to do. This is for the Med List:

Locate Sergio Acardi's chart (MIE-10027)

  • Click the edit icon (pencil) on the Medications portlet on the Summary screen.
  • Using the quick add link, add Benadryl, 25mg. capsule with a frequency of PRN managed by Dr. Welby
  • Add Rogaine Extra Strength for Men, kit 5%, for Alopecia
  • Click the Add meds button
  • Edit the Benadryl 25 mg. (Correct Error) to Benadryl 50 mg.
  • Identify the current vs. historical meds by clicking the 'Hide Discontinued' link next to Medications - In-House or Medications - Other.
  • Click the Summary tab when done

Because this is so important to us, we would like to extend an offer to the volunteers: a thank-you, in the form of a gift card will be sent to you for your participation and willingness to help us all become better at what we do.

Also note that we intend to use this type of testing in the future, before new releases are distributed, to determine and address conflicts or issues experienced within the system. It is our intention to garner feedback, listen to our users, and make our products easy to use, in the ways our users benefit most from. So please, let us know if this is something that interests you or your colleagues. If you are interested and available to spend about an hour via WebEx, discussing the steps and process of the Safety and Usability Test, please respond to Kate Barton, at kbarton@mieweb.com. If you are unable to participate this time, simply let us know, and we would be happy to keep you as a contact for future opportunities.