Perceptions of allied health staff of the implementation of an integrated electronic medical record across regional and metropolitan settings.

ConclusionsThe results suggest an overall positive response to EMR implementation. Minimal staff reported effects such as stress or anxiety in the workplace related to EMR implementation, and a perception of 'comfort' was cited once EMR was part of usual practice. However, responders did not report a significant effect on speed, efficiency or quality of patient care following EMR implementation.What is known about the topic?A growing body of literature exists regarding the perceptions of staff (particularly medical officers) in moving towards EMRs, but there is limited evidence regarding the perceptions of AHPs, and the barriers and facilitators to this change.What does this paper add?This paper presents a novel perspective regarding the perceptions of AHPs regarding the implementation of an EMR and provides a perspective of the barriers and facilitators that supported a smooth transition at three sites.What are the implications for practitioners?Despite being a large-scale service change, the introduction of an EMR did not significantly increase AHPs' subjective feelings of anxiety. Services considering EMR implementation should invest in the provision of timely information, 'at-elbow' support and opportunities to practice the new system. PMID: 33031717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australian Health Review - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: Aust Health Rev Source Type: research

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Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
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Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Abstract Purpose: Post-concussive visually induced dizziness (VID), in which symptoms are provoked by exposure to complex visual motion, is associated with protracted recovery. Although vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is recommended to treat post-concussive dizziness, there is sparse literature reporting on specific VRT interventions treating VID. Methods: A consecutive series of 26 individuals referred for VRT post-concussion were retrospectively assessed for inclusion in this case series. Each participant underwent a combination of conventional VRT and a technology...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
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Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Groupwork Interdisciplinary teams Pain conditions Research Science in practice Source Type: blogs
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Source: Praxis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Praxis (Bern 1994) Source Type: research
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Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
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