Reflections on electronic medical records: when doctors will use them and when they will not.
|Title||Reflections on electronic medical records: when doctors will use them and when they will not.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Bleich HL, Slack WV|
|Journal||Int J Med Inform|
|Date Published||2010 Jan|
|Keywords||Academic Medical Centers, Attitude of Health Personnel, Attitude to Computers, Boston, Electronic Health Records, Hospital Records, Humans, Physicians, Practice Patterns, Physicians', Quality of Health Care, User-Computer Interface|
PURPOSE: Our purpose is to counter the common wisdom that doctors are refractory to change and therefore responsible for the limited use of electronic medical records.METHODS: We draw on experience with electronic medical records in two Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals dating back to the early 1980s.RESULTS: Doctors quickly become ardent users of electronic medical records if the software is sufficiently helpful in the care of their patients.CONCLUSIONS: The key to enthusiastic acceptance of electronic medical records is computing that is easy to use and helpful to doctors, nurses, and other clinicians in the care of their patients.
|Alternate Journal||Int J Med Inform|
|Grant List||R01 LM008255-01A1 / LM / NLM NIH HHS / United States|