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]
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