Author Archives: Adam Bazer

About Adam Bazer

Adam Bazer is Sr. Manager, Health Information System for HIMSS. In this role, his main focus is on the HIMSS HIT Usability community and committee. Prior to this role, Adam worked as Manager, Digital Events for HIMSS Media. His areas of responsibility included the HIMSS Virtual Events and HIMSS Webinars. Adam has served HIMSS in other capacities as well, including as Manager, Annual Conference Education, responsible for the call for proposal process and speaker management of education sessions at the HIMSS Annual Conference. You can reach Adam directly at

Optimizing for the Acceptable: Managing Design in a Complex Socio-Technical System

For Father’s Day, my parents, my wife and kids all went to my in-laws house for brunch. Ah, the glories of brunch let me siiiinnnnggg your praises (AAAHHHH AAAAAHHH AAAAHHHH!!!), you a nuanced blend of breakfast and lunch, sweets and … Continue reading

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Moore’s Law and the Caregiver’s Heart

A post exploring the role that user experience plays for clinicians when they are providing care. Continue reading

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23 Impressions from #HIMSS15

A #HIMSS15 Found Twitter Poem It is always difficult to describe the totality of the HIMSS Annual Conference. There are so many people, exhibits, education, and events dedicated to health IT in one single location that single words or paragraphs … Continue reading

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Workarounds & Wake-up Calls: What They Tell Us about Your Organization’s UX

In all parts of our lives there are processes don’t always fit every situation and tools that don’t always work as they should. So we invent workarounds. We all do this every day. I had one all figured out last … Continue reading

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Expanding User Experience Conversation in Healthcare First Major Tom took his protein pills. Then he fell to earth and was the Man Who Sold the World. Then Ziggy played guitar. And while the Thin White Duke dealt with Fame, during … Continue reading

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Uncle Mistletoe & the 15 Step Challenge: UX for the Holidays

The holidays in Chicago can be a joyous experience.  If we are lucky, we get just enough snow to decorate the city’s trees and a break from the cold wind off the lake.  Just cold enough outside to wake you … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks without Burning Down the House

Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with traditions.  Usually those traditions are built around food.  For some, it is stuffing just like their Grandma made, filled with meats, bread and spices.  For others it is canned cranberry sauce, the sloosh sound … Continue reading

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Engage Now with World Usability Day

A Guest Post from Lorraine Chapman, Chair, HIMSS User Experience Committee on World Usability Day The theme of this year’s World Usability Day is engagement. Because I am a user experience professional and I work for a software consulting company … Continue reading

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It’s the Journey, not the Destination

An Appreciation of An HIT Pioneer, Dr. Morris Collen, And The Current State Of Meaningful Use Journeys always produce transformations.  We are never the same at the end as we were at the beginning. Muddy Waters started his transformation on … Continue reading

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Wearing Your Heart(Beat) on your Sleeve: Smartwatches & Biometrics as Communication

How are our user experiences, personal lives, and the culture affected by the ongoing evolution of the human/computer interaction? There are rhythms in my life that bring with them a deep, abiding peace and soulful sigh. The rise and fall … Continue reading

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