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Are we ready for the Electronic Patient Record? Attitudes and perceptions of staff from two NHS trust hospitals

Kirshbaum, Marilynne (2004). Are we ready for the Electronic Patient Record? Attitudes and perceptions of staff from two NHS trust hospitals. Health Informatics Journal,10(4):265-276.

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Title Are we ready for the Electronic Patient Record? Attitudes and perceptions of staff from two NHS trust hospitals
Author Kirshbaum, Marilynne
Journal Name Health Informatics Journal
Publication Date 2004
Volume Number 10
Issue Number 4
eISSN 1741-2811
Start Page 265
End Page 276
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication United Kingdkom
Publisher Sage Publications Ltd.
Field of Research MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
1110 - Nursing
Abstract In light of plans to implement an electronic patient record (EPR), preparations for radical organizational change were recognized as being critical to success. The aim of the study was to determine hospital staff’s experience of and attitudes toward computer use and the EPR. A cross-sectional design using the Computer and EPR Attitude Survey was administered to 878 health service employees in two acute hospitals; 479 completed questionnaires were returned, representing a 54 per cent response rate. The majority of respondents demonstrated positive attitudes toward the use of computers and the EPR, although only 298 (62%) wrote that they knew what ‘EPR’ actually stood for. Nurses consistently recorded the greatest agreement with negative statements: ‘I avoid using computers whenever I can,’ ‘Using a computer is more trouble than it is worth,’ and ‘I sometimes feel intimidated by the thought of using a computer.’ Recommendations centre on responsive and prompt actions, e.g. informative workshops and targeted skills training.

Keywords Attitudes
Electronic patient record
Helaht service employees
Survey
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1460458204048509   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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