How implementable is that evidence-based practice?
Designing and supporting streamlined and contextually-appropriate innovations in behavioral health
Aaron Lyon, Ph.D.
University of Washington
At their core, evidence-based psychosocial interventions (EBPIs) can be considered products intended for a range of different types of users. Usability – the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction – is a key “upstream” determinant of implementation and service outcomes. Drawing from the field of user-centered design, this session will discuss common usability issues encountered for EBPIs in behavioral health, how they impact implementation outcomes, and the application of user-centered design methodologies to assess and improve the usability and implementability of complex psychosocial interventions in behavioral health.