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Abbreviations and Acronymns CUI Guidance Docs

Apr 1, 2009 at 1:50 PM

Can anyone from the CUI team advise why the Roadmap ( on the website shows that work on 'Abbreviations and Acronyms' and 'Abbreviations and Acronyms in Free Text' is 'Completed', but the following statement is shown on the page (  for the same two documents?:
"The guidance presented in the document Design Guidance Exploration – Decision Support is for community preview and consultation only. Further design and patient safety assessments are required to finalize the content as CUI Design Guidance."

Which is correct?

Apr 14, 2009 at 3:13 PM
Edited Apr 15, 2009 at 9:48 AM

hi Katy

I agree that our presentation of the status of Abbreviations and Acronyms guidance may be somewhat misleading. Our work in this area is 'design exploration' as opposed to other areas we refer to as 'design guidance'; the distinction between these areas is that 'design guidance' is supported by detailed user research and patient safety assessments whilst 'design exploration' is a set of informed but initial UI ideas.

I hope that helps to clarify the Roadmap status. I appreciate your input and will give this some thought in time for our next MSCUI release.


Tom Chapman

MSCUI Release Mgr