Comparing Speed of Provider Data Entry: Electronic Versus Paper Methods
Kevin M. Jackson; Gail E. Kaiser; Lyndon Wong; Daniel Rabinowitz; Michael F. Chiang
- Comparing Speed of Provider Data Entry: Electronic Versus Paper Methods
Jackson, Kevin M.
Kaiser, Gail E.
Chiang, Michael F.
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- Computer Science
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- Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports
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- Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
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- New York
- Electronic health record (EHR) systems have significant potential advantages over traditional paper-based systems, but they require that providers assume responsibility for data entry. One significant barrier to adoption of EHRs is the perception of slowed data-entry by providers. This study compares the speed of data-entry using computer-based templates vs. paper for a large eye clinic, using 10 subjects and 10 simulated clinical scenarios. Dataentry into the EHR was significantly slower (p<0.01) than traditional paper forms.
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