1st Edition

Electronic Health Records
Challenges in Design and Implementation

Edited By

Dean F. Sittig

ISBN 9781774633113
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
420 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

USD $54.95

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Book Description

This book provides an overview of the challenges in electronic health records (EHR) design and implementation along with an introduction to the best practices that have been identified over the past several years. The book examines concerns surrounding EHR use and proposes eight examples of proper EHR use. It discusses the complex strategic planning that accompanies the systemic organizational changes associated with EHR programs and highlights key lessons learned regarding health information—including technology errors and risk management concerns.

Table of Contents

Eight Rights of Safe Electronic Health Record Use, Dean Sittig and Hardeep Singh
Ten Considerations for the Adoption of Health Information Technology, Kathrin M. Cresswell, David W. Bates, and Aziz Sheikh
Defining Health Information-Technology Errors, Dean Sittig and Hardeep Singh
Risk Management of EHR-Related Safety Concerns, Dean Sittig and Hardeep Singh
Matching Identifiers in Electronic Health Records, Allison B. McCoy, Adam Wright, Michael G. Kahn, Jason S. Shapiro, Elmer Victor Bernstam, and Dean F. Sittig
Rights and Responsibilities of Users of Electronic Health Records, Dean Sittig and Hardeep Singh
A Human Factors Guide to EHR Usability, Svetlana Z. Lowry, Matthew T. Quinn, Mala Ramaiah, David Brick, Emily S. Patterson, Jiajie Zhang. Patricia Abbott, and Michael C. Gibbons
Point-of-Care Mobile Computing Devices, Dean F. Sittig, Kanav Kahol, and Hardeep Singh
Ten Commandments for Effective Clinical Decision Support, David W. Bates, Gilad J. Kuperman, Samuel Wang, Tejal Gandhi, Anne Kittler, Lynn Volk, Cynthia Spurr, Ramin Khorasani, Milenko Tanasijevic, and Blackford Middleton
Improving Clinical Quality Indicators, Dean F. Sittig, Jonathan M. Teich, Jerome A. Osheroff,
and Hardeep Singh
Computerized Clinical Decision Support, Joan S. Ash, Dean F. Sittig, Kenneth P. Guappone, Richard H. Dykstra, Joshua Richardson, Adam Wright, James Carpenter, Carmit McMullen, Michael Shapiro, Arwen Bunce, and Blackford Middleton
Governance for Clinical Decision Support, Adam Wright, Dean F Sittig, Joan S. Ash, David W. Bates, Joshua Feblowitz, Greg Fraser, Saverio M. Maviglia, Carmit McMullen, W. Paul Nichol, Justine E. Pang, Jack Starmer, and Blackford Middleton
Use of Order Sets in Computerized Provider Order Entry Systems, Adam Wright, Joshua C. Feblowitz, Justine E. Pang, James D. Carpenter, Michael A. Krall, Blackford Middleton, and Dean F. Sittig
Improving the Effectiveness of EHR-Based Referral Processes, Adol Esquivel, Dean F. Sittig, Daniel R. Murphy, and Hardeep Singh
Eight Recommendations for Communicating Test Results, Hardeep Singh and Meena S. Vij
Follow-Up of Abnormal Cancer Screens Using HER, Hardeep Singh, Lindsey Wilson, Laura A Petersen, Mona K. Sawhney, Brian Reis, Donna Espadas, and Dean F. Sittig
Recommendations for Bar-Code Medication Administration, Emily S. Patterson, Michelle L. Rogers, and Marta L. Render
Computerized Provider Order Entry Adoption, Emily M. Campbell, Kenneth P. Guappone, Dean F. Sittig, Richard H. Dykstra, and Joan S. Ash
Lessons from Unexpected Increased Mortality, Dean F. Sittig, Joan S. Ash, Jiajie Zhang, Jerome A. Osheroff, and M. Michael Shabot

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Dean F. Sittig, PhD, is a Professor at the School of Biomedical Informatics in The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a member of the UT Houston-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety. Dr. Sittig's research interests center on the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of clinical information systems. In addition to Dr. Sittig's work on measuring the impact of clinical information systems on a large scale, he is working to improve our understanding of both the factors that lead to success, as well as, the unintended consequences associated with computer-based clinical decision support and provider order entry systems.