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How Accurate is the Electronic Health Record? - A Pilot Study Evaluating Information Accuracy in a Primary Care Setting

J Tse, W You, DP Hansen (ed.), AJ Maeder (ed.), LK Schaper (ed.)

HEALTH INFORMATICS: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF INNOVATION | IOS PRESS | Published : 2011

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHR) are increasingly used for both administrative and clinical tasks with major implications for patient safety and quality of care. This study aims to determine a baseline EHR level of accuracy present on measurable information fields within an Australian general practice. METHODS: Quantitative and descriptive pilot study of patients attending a private general practice. Patients who consented to participate in the study had their patient records reviewed to determine how many items were correct, incorrect or not recorded in each EHR information field. Statistical analysis was performed on the data collected. RESULTS: A total of 33 patients gave conse..

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