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Electronic Health Records

Challenges in Design and Implementation, 1st Edition

Edited by Dean F. Sittig

Apple Academic Press

420 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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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


About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Service Industries
MEDICAL / Administration
SCIENCE / General