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Keys to a Quality Home Care Software Experience: UI, Usability & UX

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The home healthcare industry is going digital in a big way! Virtually every function of home care is going digital – electronic referrals, scheduling, point of care documentation, EMRs, family/patient portals, and electronic visit verification systems.

Moreover, these digital functions are increasingly expected to work across all screens; mobile, tablet, laptops, and even wearables. This implies all users and stakeholders should each have a positive, meaningful and efficient experience with your technology.

At AlayaCare we strive to surprise and delight (a term we’re borrowing from Apple), and to accomplish this goal we rely upon three factors that work in concert together: User Interface (UI), Usability, and User Experience (UX).

But what do these terms mean?


User Interface (UI)

By definition, the user interface is the design of the interaction points between users and a software system. This is the visual component of the software product that is designed by a team of visual artists and front end developers.

Usability

Usability is a measure of how easy it is to use a product to perform prescribed tasks. Some factors that determine the level of a software’s usability are ease-of-use, visual consistency, and a clear, defined process for progression. For example, if a home health care software scores high in usability, this could mean an employee was able to schedule visits within the software easily and efficiently.

User Experience (UX)

The user experience is a very broad term that tends to be interpreted many different ways, but is generally defined as the all encompassing interaction and attitude a user has toward an application or system, including its interface, design and usability.

In other words, the UX covers the entire experience an employee or patient has with a home health care software solution.

Why do these terms matter?

These three terminologies combined need to be considered in order to provide a quality software experience.

A well designed interface leads to better usability, resulting in a generally positive user experience. Agencies in home health care are adapting to new software solutions, and in order for them to provide patients with better outcomes, they need to operate on a seamless system (which partly means one good UI, Usability & UX).

AlayaCare

AlayaCare’s end-to-end home care software solution scores high in UI, Usability & UX. The attractive user interface along with the ease of use and implementation allows agency employees and patients to complete tasks both effectively and efficiently.

To find out what it’s like to have a positive user experience, request a demo of our software solution today, or watch our UI, Usability & UX feature video here.