Journal article

Patient and Physician Perceptions of the Impact of Electronic Health Records on the Patient-Physician Relationship

Margaret Eberts, Daniel Capurro

Applied Clinical Informatics | Thieme Publishing | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Limited studies have been performed in South America to assess patient and physician perceptions of electronic health record (EHR) usage. We aim to study the perceptions of patients and physicians regarding the impact of EHRs on the patient-physician relationship. METHODS: We use a survey instrument to assess the physician computer experience and opinions regarding EHR impact on various aspects of patient care. An additional survey is used to assess patient opinions related to their medical visit. Surveys are administered in two outpatient clinics in a private, academic health care network. RESULTS: While a majority of physicians believed that EHRs have an overall positive impa..

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