Healthcare organizations may reap benefits transitioning to electronic health records (EHRs), such as decreased healthcare costs and better care. However, severe unintended consequences from implementation and design of these systems have emerged. Poorly implemented EHR systems may endanger the integrity of clinical or administrative data. That, in turn, can lead to errors jeopardizing patient safety or quality of care. A literature review of 40 sources identified how EHR implementation and design can impact provider centric, patient centric, and outcomes. These categories provided the basis for a comprehensive EHR impact model that was evaluated in non-hospital settings through focus groups interviews.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Tusch, Guenter; Higbea, Raymond J.; VanderKooi, Marie; Warkoczeski, Larry; Sankey, Wanda; and Cole, Jamie, "Impact of EHR Usability on Provider Efficiency and Patient Safety in Non-Hospital Settings" (2019). Transactions of the International Conference on Health Information Technology Advancement. 71.