When it comes to Norman Doors, the real shame lies with the designer who failed to account for basic human factors. Far too many HIT applications reflect a disregard for basic principles of human factors engineering.

A recent Health IT News article highlighted John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and his discussion of the need for personalized treatment plans. Halamka suggests we must integrate care planning and clinical pathways tools with EHRs, and that FHIR services can enable connections with these third-party applications. He notes this will “reduce errors and cost, include appropriate peer-rated evidence and result in clear action for the care team.”