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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

, 4:18

First Online: 16 October 2004Received: 12 September 2003Accepted: 16 October 2004

Abstract

BackgroundMost hospitals keep and update their paper-based medical records after introducing an electronic medical record or a hospital information system HIS. This case report describes a HIS in a hospital where the paper-based medical records are scanned and eliminated. To evaluate the HIS comprehensively, the perspectives of medical secretaries and nurses are described as well as that of physicians.

MethodsWe have used questionnaires and interviews to assess and compare frequency of use of the HIS for essential tasks, task performance and user satisfaction among medical secretaries, nurses and physicians.

ResultsThe medical secretaries use the HIS much more than the nurses and the physicians, and they consider that the electronic HIS greatly has simplified their work. The work of nurses and physicians has also become simplified, but they find less satisfaction with the system, particularly with the use of scanned document images.

ConclusionsAlthough the basis for reference is limited, the results support the assertion that replacing the paper-based medical record primarily benefits the medical secretaries, and to a lesser degree the nurses and the physicians. The varying results in the different employee groups emphasize the need for a multidisciplinary approach when evaluating a HIS.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1472-6947-4-18 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Hallvard Lærum - Tom H Karlsen - Arild Faxvaag

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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