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- The clinician's perspective on electronic health records and how they can affect patient care
- Top 10 tips for effective use of electronic health records
- Electronic Health Records
By: Stephen O'Connor on January 6th, Electronic Health Records. You already know how important computer and software systems are in delivering healthcare, especially from the perspective of improving employee productivity and treating more patients more effectively.
View larger. Also valuable for continuing education courses covering EHR. It provides a thorough understanding of EHR tasks and functional benefits that is continuously reinforced by actual EHR experiences. Complete learning system including text and software —working in tandem to thoroughly introduce EHR via practical applications and guided exercises. Coverage of history, theory, benefits, and skills —providing both the context for EHR and the practical skills students will need to succeed with it.
The clinician's perspective on electronic health records and how they can affect patient care
Context: The implementation and operation activities related to electronic health records EHRs have increased in different countries, and their importance is clear. However, the deployment of an EHR system depends on many factors that must be considered during implementation. The goal of this study was to identify and classify the challenges related to EHR deployment. The data were collected in an Excel file and analyzed based on the study objectives.
Results: From the investigation of related articles, we found that the deployment of EHRs faces many challenges that can be classified into six main categories. These are economic, behavioral, human, technical, legal, and organizational challenges. Conclusions: With regard to the obtained results, it is recommended that the authorities put effort into resolving the economic, behavioral, human, technical, legal, and organizational challenges related to the implementation and deployment of EHRs.
In the dynamic environment of health, information and communication technology ICT has played a guiding role and noticeably affected the healthcare pattern at all levels 1. Health information technology is a combination of medical sciences with information technology is responsible for the collection, processing, storage, distribution, and sharing of audio files, images, text, and comprehensive numerical information in electronic form through use of computer hardware and software to aid in information communications and decision making 2 , 3.
The rapid development of technology and health informatics has encouraged organizations providing healthcare services to acquire the necessary skills to provide advanced and qualified medical services 4. The electronic health record EHR is one of the most widely used technologies in health system; there have been many studies on this topic in recent years.
EHRs contain all information related to the health of citizens from before birth until after death; this is gathered consistently over time and stored electronically. All or part of the record is available to authorized persons without regard to place or time 5 - 7. The EHR represents one of the most ideal healthcare information systems IS , but it must be carefully designed and managed according to the needs of the community 8.
To deploy an EHR, its underlying and preliminary steps must be well implemented. Table 1 shows the processes involved in creating an EHR system 5 , 9.
Failure in each of the above levels listed above can cause challenges to the deployment of EHRs. Therefore, after the successful achievement of the first four levels shown in Table 1 , a decision should be made about whether to implement the EHR system. Implementation and deployment of EHRs is the ultimate goal of the establishment of information technologies in health systems 9 , but this always involves many barriers and challenges 10 - Using different viewpoints, researchers have studied the barriers, acceptance, use, and continued use, as well as implementation, operation, and deployment of the EHR system, and have achieved extensive results.
Littlejohns et al. After quantitative and qualitative investigations, the researchers stated that there is no special difference between the causes of failure in this project and the reasons for the failure of similar projects in other countries.
In their study, Langarizade et al. Ajami et al. Moreover, Hostgaard and Nohr 17 concluded that the greatest problem in the implementation of EHRs is organizational culture. Many studies have emphasized training of providers of care services to promote their individual readiness 18 , Mirani et al.
They found that the most important barrier to the implementation of EHRs is the technical barrier. In their study, Jelvay et al.
Nematollahi et al. Concerning the importance and development of health systems and the need for such systems for the appropriate management and use of healthcare information and to improve the quality of healthcare delivery, the identification and classification of the EHR implementation challenges and reporting such challenges to the authorities can lead to organizations effective understanding of their strong and weak points related to the implementation of the system. It can also help to estimate their readiness more exactly and perform the appropriate planning to eliminate these challenges.
If challenges are not considered in the implementation, and this leads to IS failure, this will waste time and money in the healthcare system.
Moreover, the system will neither be able to develop in a competitive environment nor deliver healthcare services efficiently. Given the importance of EHRs in providing healthcare services, in this study, all challenges concerning the method of EHR deployment in previous studies were identified and classified into groups according to their general dimensions; then, the independent variables of each group were determined.
In doing this, the goal of the study was to identify and classify the barriers to EHR deployment. This study is a narrative review study that was carried out with the goal of identifying and classifying the EHR deployment challenges identified in original research articles published up to Figure 1 shows the article search strategy. First, articles published in - were searched in the above databases, and then all retrieved articles in the English language were investigated; articles published in other languages were excluded from study.
In the next step, all irrelevant articles were eliminated. After this, review articles, letters to the editor, short articles, and case reports were excluded. Thus, only original articles remained in the study. Finally, articles with less than 30 references were excluded. As a result, articles met the inclusion criteria and were investigated. After performing a comprehensive search of the above databases and considering all inclusion and exclusion criteria, articles remained in the study.
We coded independent and dependent variables in our study and entered them into an Excel file to enable easy, rapid deletion of variables that overlapped with the key variables. After performing investigations in six databases and two search engines Table 2 , 67,, articles were found. Ultimately, relevant abstracts were selected and investigated based on the research objectives.
To select articles that were relevant to the study goal, important keywords that relate to all steps of EHR implementation were used, as shown in Table 3. Finally, after investigating of available abstracts, the required information was extracted from relevant articles; these are listed in Table 4. As shown in this table, the main variables comprising latent variables were classified into in the six main groups of economic, behavioral, human, technical, legal and organizational factors, while variables related to each latent variable were classified as observed variables.
A latent variable is a variable that cannot be measured directly; rather, it is measured implicitly through the covariance of two or more observed variables in the identifier role without random error; the observed variable is the variable set in the identifier role The result of investigations of the performed studies showed that successful implementation of health information technology, particularly EHR systems, will be extremely effective in improving the delivery of healthcare services, reducing costs in the long term, saving time for physicians and patients, integrating patient information, and so on 23 - Nevertheless, for successful implementation of this important technology, requirements, triggers, and deployment barriers must always be investigated, and necessary actions must be carried out to resolve any issues.
The results of the comprehensive investigation of the previous studies showed that there are many requirements in deploying EHR systems, each which requires a separate, comprehensive investigations. After reviewing the studies, the EHR deployment challenges were classified into six main groups, namely economic, behavioral, human, technical, legal, and organizational factors. Each type of challenge is affected by many variables, as described below. This factor includes items like the cost of purchase or design, cost effectiveness, efficiency, and budgeting.
In addition, the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the system comprise variables that can be calculated Several studies have identified financial factors as one of the barriers to EHR implementation 28 , For instance, Asadi and Mastaneh 12 considered economic factors as a driving factor in the use of health information technology.
Moreover, Schleyer 29 stated that failure to obtain return on investment has resulted in the criticism of ICT. In addition, Jelvay et al. In relation to the lack of circumstances for the implementation of EHRs, it seems that one of the factors must be considered as a barrier, and the necessary actions to resolve them must be carried out. Therefore, authorities and policymakers should review and calculate the necessary financial resources for deployment of the EHR system, calculate the cost effectiveness and efficiency of the respective system, and carry out the necessary actions in order to deploy it.
Behavioral challenges include adoption and use, satisfaction, and culturalization. In recent decades, behavioral factors have been considered in many applications related to information technology in the health system at various stages of implementation 30 - Most physicians are reluctant to use computerized information systems and do not express any interest in doing so Rippen and Yasnoff 28 stated that cultural problems and dissatisfaction behavioral and cultural attitudes are important in the implementation of ICT in the healthcare system.
In research performed by Mitchell et al. Thus, behavioral factors, including adoption and use, satisfaction, and culture, have important effects on the deployment of EHRs, and authorities should note behavioral and cultural issues at both the individual and social levels.
In his review article, Lluch 10 investigated healthcare specialists as a barrier to the establishment and use of health information technology. In addition, other studies have emphasized the impact of the education and training of individuals, as well as individual factors, for the implementation of the EHR system 8 , Hardware infrastructures, software, networking, IS, and IS support are some of the most important items that should be considered in terms of technical challenges of EHR deployment.
In most performed studies, technical factors have been investigated extensively 10 , 12 , 20 , 36 - Bagayoko et al. Legal factors include confidentiality and IS legal, information security, and access levels. Therefore, attention must be paid to the legal and ethical issues in the implementation of EHR systems. Sheikhtaheri et al. Indeed, organizational challenges have always been discussed in terms of management issues, particularly in the case of the implementation of EHR.
The adoption of medical IS does not only involve purchasing the required hardware and software; rather, it is a process of interaction between users, organizations, and the environment In the United States, Reid et al. Moreover, Mirani et al. In contrast, Garavand stated that organizational factors represent one of the key factors in EMR deployment 9.
Through the preparation of standards and IS development, the codification of policies, support from authorities, and precise planning to encounter organizational challenges, this threat can be turned into an opportunity. Having outlined the six general dimensions introduced in this study and their observed independent variables, these challenges can be presented as shown in Figure 2. Some studies have investigated the barriers and challenges related to the implementation and deployment of the EHR from other perspectives than those described above; therefore, the attempt has been made to build a model that includes all of the involved items and all challenges that previous authors have considered.
The results of all the performed investigations are shown in Figure 2. With regard to the high volume of data in the health system and the importance of their use, the adoption of computers and especially EHR systems has become necessary to advance organizational goals. Different challenges and barriers have been identified for EHR implementation by many studies investigating EHR deployment and implementation. With regard to the importance of the investigation of barriers and challenges, it is suggested that researchers perform comprehensive studies in this field to determine the opportunities and risks related to EHR systems.
The results showed that the most important challenges for EHR are economic, behavioral, human, technical, legal, and organizational issues. Therefore, it is suggested that authorities and administrators of EHR implementation in the Ministry of Health should consider the appropriate budget for the design, purchase, and establishment of this system. This will result in higher efficiency and cost effectiveness in the implementation.
In addition, various training courses and scientific education in the field of EHR must be provided to address the attitudinal, cultural, and human factors that may create a challenge for the implementation of EHRs. Furthermore, the Ministry of Health must generate specific standards to resolve issues relating to legislation, support systems, available hardware and software, and the other organizational issues, such as the integration of existing systems.
An open, component-based information infrastructure for integrated health information networks. Int J Med Inform. Medical informatics in population health: building Wisconsin's strategic framework for health information technology.
Top 10 tips for effective use of electronic health records
Successful adoption of an EHR system is dependent on many factors including the type of EHR, the practice setting, interface design, usability and incentives 2. While there are many potential benefits and risks of EHR use, one critical characteristic is its ability to influence the patient-provider interaction. The following 10 tips aim to help maintain quality of care while transitioning from a paper-based charting system to EHRs. While some of these may appear to be intuitive, providers struggle with the transition and may benefit from such focused guidance. Whether you currently use an EHR system or plan to use one in the near future, we encourage you to implement these tips into daily practice to enable you to continue to improve the quality of care you provide and ensure that care remains patient centred. Be aware of how much time you focus on the patient and compare it with how much time you focus on the computer. Both computer use and communicating with the patient require focused attention 3 — 7.
Originally, the IOM called them computer-based patient records.1 During their evolution, the EHR have had many other names, including electronic medical.
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EHR adoption of all physicians in the US. Source: DesRoches et al. Federal and state governments, insurance companies and other large medical institutions are heavily promoting the adoption of electronic health records.
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