EMRsPurpose: Study Implementation of Electronic Medical RecordsCore Purpose Statement: Find possible ways to make EMRs implementation easier.Questions:1.What things can administrators do to make the implementation of EMRs easier for healthcare personnel?2. As EMR continues to be implemented over time, to what extent will it prove to be effective?3. If age, job title and education level has any effect on implementation learning process?4. If the amount of time of training is enough for the employees to learn the EMR system?5. How computer experience plays a role in learning the EMR implementation process?
EMRsParticipants:• Healthcare workers• Current/ Past EMR users• Not limited to age/ sex/ race/ profession• Come from random volunteers at a large Hospital where I work.• Anonymous
EMRs Twenty three individuals employed at Saint Francis Hospital, Connecticut were asked to complete a 10 question online survey. 15 of them worked in a hospital setting 3 worked in medical clinics 5 worked in outpatient doctors’ offices
EMRs Limitations and ConclusionsLimitations- Small pool of participants and all employed at the same facility.Conclusions- As age increases computer experience decreases. There was no difference in training for different positions. The more EMR training a person had the higher they rated their overall EMR experience. There was no relationship between the amount of previous computer experience an individual had and their subjective experience they had with EMRs. The older people had a slightly better time with EMRs. Healthcare systems should increase the amount of training they can provide employees before implementing EMRs as much as possible. People who have no or little previous computer experience may actually have a better EMR experience. There should be no difference between job titles and amount of EMR training employees receive.
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