Halesworth & District

ComTech3: Usability

WHEN To be arranged

WHERE The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth

AIMS To evaluate commonly available technological devices in terms of their usability, in other words, the extent to which they are designed with ease of use and learn-ability in mind.

Our current project is to evaluate the NHS App.

Many of us use our mobile phones to contact the surgery. We can seek medical advice, book appointments (if any are available!), review our medication and order repeat prescriptions. We can view our medical record and see our test results. Seeing test results is especially useful – they are often available just twenty-four hours after the test without the need to phone or visit the surgery.

A new ‘app’ is being made available by the NHS to do these things. It doesn’t do anything new but, as far as we can tell, it will replace the existing app in the near future. We have looked at it and in our opinion it isn’t nearly as good as the one we have already – in particular the information isn’t presented as clearly. It is being promoted by the NHS, however, and they are seeking our views.

This project is aiming to obtain and present our collective views in a systematic and co-ordinated way. If you would be interested in participating, do get in touch. This isn’t a project aimed at those who are simply interested in new technology. It’s a project aimed at those who are concerned about the way in which the NHS is changing the way it provides healthcare.

CHARGES £2 per month to cover room fees.

New members very welcome

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