This was a retrospective cross-sectional study using the 2012 American Hospital Association Annual Survey Database. The outcome variable was the implementation of EHRs completely or partially. Independent variables were hospital characteristics, such as staffing, organization structure, accreditations, ownership, and services and facilities provided at the hospitals.
This paper analyzes the workflow and implementation of electronic health record (EHR) systems across different functions in small physician offices. We characterize the differences in the offices based on the levels of computerization in terms of workflow, sources of time delay, and barriers to using EHR systems to support the entire workflow.
by Philip Resnik, PhD; Michael Niv, PhD; Michael Nossal, MA; Andrew Kapit; and Richard Toren Abstract We report on a study comparing unrestricted physician dictations with structured input in electronic health records. The results suggest a need for attention to the contrast between physicians’ naturally occurring language and the information permitted by structured data entry. […]