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Physician and nurse satisfaction with an Electronic Medical Record system.
J Emerg Med. 2004 Nov; 27(4):419-24.JE

Abstract

Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are intended to support clinical activity, improve efficiency, and reduce error. Reluctance to use EMRs may exist among clinicians. The purpose of this study was to assess physician and nurse satisfaction with an Emergency Department (ED) EMR. We surveyed Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians and nurses at a large urban teaching hospital after implementation of an Emergency Department EMR. The questionnaire assessed: 1) computer background and experience; 2) perceptions regarding EMR use; and 3) concerns about impact upon quality of patient care. The clinicians find the EMR easy to use and are generally satisfied with the impact on their work. However, they report that the EMR has no positive impact on patient care. They report confusion in following the sequence of screens, and are concerned with the amount of time it takes to use the EMR and the confidentiality of patient information. Similar results were found between physicians and nurses. Nurses, but not physicians, report that they are able to finish work much faster than before implementation (p < 0.05). We were unable to correlate computer background and experience with satisfaction with an EMR. This survey suggests that EM physicians and nurses favor the use of an EMR and suggests opportunities for EMR enhancement.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Emergency Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11219, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15498630

Citation

Likourezos, Antonios, et al. "Physician and Nurse Satisfaction With an Electronic Medical Record System." The Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 27, no. 4, 2004, pp. 419-24.
Likourezos A, Chalfin DB, Murphy DG, et al. Physician and nurse satisfaction with an Electronic Medical Record system. J Emerg Med. 2004;27(4):419-24.
Likourezos, A., Chalfin, D. B., Murphy, D. G., Sommer, B., Darcy, K., & Davidson, S. J. (2004). Physician and nurse satisfaction with an Electronic Medical Record system. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 27(4), 419-24.
Likourezos A, et al. Physician and Nurse Satisfaction With an Electronic Medical Record System. J Emerg Med. 2004;27(4):419-24. PubMed PMID: 15498630.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Physician and nurse satisfaction with an Electronic Medical Record system. AU - Likourezos,Antonios, AU - Chalfin,Donald B, AU - Murphy,Daniel G, AU - Sommer,Barbara, AU - Darcy,Kelly, AU - Davidson,Steven J, PY - 2003/05/22/received PY - 2004/02/18/revised PY - 2004/03/30/accepted PY - 2004/10/23/pubmed PY - 2005/4/22/medline PY - 2004/10/23/entrez SP - 419 EP - 24 JF - The Journal of emergency medicine JO - J Emerg Med VL - 27 IS - 4 N2 - Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are intended to support clinical activity, improve efficiency, and reduce error. Reluctance to use EMRs may exist among clinicians. The purpose of this study was to assess physician and nurse satisfaction with an Emergency Department (ED) EMR. We surveyed Emergency Medicine (EM) physicians and nurses at a large urban teaching hospital after implementation of an Emergency Department EMR. The questionnaire assessed: 1) computer background and experience; 2) perceptions regarding EMR use; and 3) concerns about impact upon quality of patient care. The clinicians find the EMR easy to use and are generally satisfied with the impact on their work. However, they report that the EMR has no positive impact on patient care. They report confusion in following the sequence of screens, and are concerned with the amount of time it takes to use the EMR and the confidentiality of patient information. Similar results were found between physicians and nurses. Nurses, but not physicians, report that they are able to finish work much faster than before implementation (p < 0.05). We were unable to correlate computer background and experience with satisfaction with an EMR. This survey suggests that EM physicians and nurses favor the use of an EMR and suggests opportunities for EMR enhancement. SN - 0736-4679 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15498630/Physician_and_nurse_satisfaction_with_an_Electronic_Medical_Record_system_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0736-4679(04)00236-7 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -