Evaluating the experience of health professionals during the transition from paper to electronic charting

Dana Douglas, Ant Ozok

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Abstract

This case study describes an evaluation of the process of medical staff transitioning from paper medical charting to electronic charting. The study focuses on the experiences of registered nurses in the pediatric intermediate care unit at a rural Pennsylvania hospital. The study was conducted to determine ways in which the transitional process can be optimized to increase the likelihood of successful system implementation and user acceptance. The evaluation included a user survey and a series of individual semistructured interviews with registered nurses who underwent the transition. The study took place approximately six months after the transition occurred and gathered information about the nurses' experiences and reactions before, during, and after the transition. This paper will discuss the findings from the survey and interviews, including the resulting recommendations for improving the transitional process as similar adaptations are made in other medical facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Pages655-659
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 23 2011

Other

Other55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period9/19/119/23/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Douglas, D., & Ozok, A. (2011). Evaluating the experience of health professionals during the transition from paper to electronic charting. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (pp. 655-659) https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181311551135