The purpose of the SHARPC project began as an exploration of how to provide cognitive support to physicians using Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
EHRs will provide “Patient-Centered Cognitive Support” when they are specifically designed and optimized to support problem solving and decision making that maximizes the chance of providing the highest quality of care for patients, as measured by IOM’s six dimensions of quality (safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered).
The projects under the NCCD umbrella have responded to the changing aims at the ONC.
SHARPC has made notable contributions to the science of usability, specifically in the context of EHRs, Recommendations generated from the project helped to inform EHR usability guidelines published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Recommendations from several of the projects informed inclusion of Safety Enhanced Design in the EHR certification criteria for the 2014 Meaningful Use for EHRs.Please note:The content provided here are intended as guidelines (recommended, but not mandatory) for design and implementation, not as standards (mandatory, minimum requirements).