Laws of EHR Design

Every company designing electronic health records (EHR) software should keep these laws in mind:

1st Law:

A computer shall not harm your work, or through inaction, allow your work to come to harm

2nd Law:

A computer shall not waste your time or require you to do more work than is strictly necessary

Jeff Raskin (Creator of Macintosh)
Based on Asimov’s Laws of Robotics


3rd Law:

A computer shall not distract you from your actual work. Error’s may happen

4th Law:

When designing systems intended for medical use, thou shalt follow the above laws religiously. Thy life depends on it!