Usemed, Arild Faxvaags weblog on healthcare computing

June 6, 2006

Removal of paper-based health records from Norwegian hospitals: Effects on clinical workflow

Filed under: EHR,Health informatics research — arildf @ 10:47 pm

This paper has been accepted for oral presentation at MIE2006. In this study, we have used a questionnaire to collect data on physicians, nurses and medical secretaries’ use of EHR systems in Norwegian hospital departments that have removed the paper-based medical record from clinical workflow. We found large differences in EHR use between hospitals and between health professionals. Some hospitals have made a smooth transition to the paperless record with a positive impact on clinical workflow. Read the PDF here.


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