To date, there has been no standardization for the display of important information
elements, such as patient identification information and dates, in clinical applications.
As healthcare becomes more reliant on electronic systems, there is a need to standardize
display elements so that healthcare professionals can switch between different applications
and rapidly identify the information they need, thereby increasing clinical effectiveness and improving patient safety.
The following areas provide background information about Microsoft Health CUI.
Increased patient safety is the driving factor behind Microsoft Health CUI. This
area details the origins of Microsoft Health CUI, describes the key Patient Safety
Principles, and provides an overview of the user research carried out.
There are a number of benefits in using the Microsoft Health CUI Design Guidance
and Toolkit controls. This area lists some of the key benefits of a Common User
Interface (CUI) to professionals within healthcare, and the advantages of adopting
the Design Guidance and Toolkit controls for different roles within a software provider
'What is Microsoft Health CUI?' provides a graphical overview of the reasoning behind
the creation of the Design Guidance and Toolkit controls.
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