User evaluation of a national e-library for standardized chemotherapy regimens

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An e-library for standardized chemotherapy regimens has been developed and is, since 2015, available as a national resource for healthcare staff and patients in cancer treatment in Sweden. The library was developed in a user-centered design process and is now evaluated to understand how it is used and if it is used in the intended way. This paper presents the e-library in brief together with preliminary results from the ongoing user evaluation, including results from a web survey, web page statistics, and a heuristic evaluation to identify usability issues. The evaluation is a vital part in assuring that the library works as a patient safety barrier, matches the users’ needs, and that it does not have design flaws that could introduce new risks in the already complex chemotherapy process. The results indicate that the library is being used in the intended way and the users do not have any problems interacting with it. With a broad national usage, the standardized chemotherapy regimens e-library can be a source for organizational and national learning, and a source for continuous improvement of cancer care in Sweden.


External organisations
  • Regional Cancer Centre South
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Computer Science
  • Information Studies
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021)
Subtitle of host publicationVolume IV: Healthcare and Healthy Work
EditorsNancy L. Black, Patrick Neumann, Ian Noy
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-74611-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-74610-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun 13
Publication categoryResearch
Event21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Jun 132021 Jun 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
ISSN (Print)2367-3370


Conference21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2021
CityVirtual, Online