A Multi-Case Investigation of Electronic Health Record Implementation in Small- and Medium-Size Physician Practices

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lakshmi S. Iyer, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The American healthcare system has undergone significant changes as health information technology (HIT) has evolved. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM, 2001), “Automation of clinical, financial, and administrative transactions is essential to improving quality, preventing errors, enhancing consumer confidence in the health system, and improving efficiency” (p. 16). HIT helps target improvements in patient care through improved adherence to clinical guidelines, improved monitoring of diseases, reduction in medical and medication errors, and access to more accurate and complete health information that aids in the decision-making process (Cecchini, 2011a). However, these improvements are not guaranteed just because an electronic health record (EHR) is implemented. Improvement in the quality of care is dependent on what the specific EHR offers in the way of functionality and how it affects providers and office staff (Carayon, Smith, Hundt, Kuruchittham, & Li 2009).

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Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research
Language: English
Date: 2014
American healthcare system, health information technology (HIT), electronic healthcare record (EHR)

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