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Overcoming barriers to electronic medical record (EMR) implementation in the US healthcare system: A comparative study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21216809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An EMR system implementation would significantly reduce clinician workload and medical errors while saving the US healthcare system major expense. Yet, compared to other developed nations, the US lags behind. This article examines EMR system efforts, benefits, and barriers, as well as steps needed to move the US closer to a nationwide EMR system. The analysis includes a blueprint for implementation of EMR, industry comparisons to highlight the differences between successful and non-successful EMR ventures, references to costs and benefit information, and identification of root causes. 'Poka-yokes' (avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka)) will be inserted to provide insight into how to systematically overcome challenges. Implementation will require upfront costs including patient privacy that must be addressed early in the development process. Government structure, incentives and mandates are required for nationwide EMR system in the US.
Authors:
Sameer Kumar; Krista Aldrich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health informatics journal     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1741-2811     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Informatics J     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883604     Medline TA:  Health Informatics J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of St Thomas, Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005, USA. skumar@stthomas.edu
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