Integrating Information into Electronic Health Records.
adoption of health information technologies holds the potential of transforming the way
healthcare is delivered by improving quality, enhancing safety, reducing workload and
reducing cost. The increased availability of patient information and decision support at
the point of care has tremendous potential for reducing errors and increasing
coordinated care. The goal of thi... read mores research was to understand the methods of information
transfer between emergency medical services and hospital emergency rooms. A design of an
electronic patient chart representing the ideal of seamlessly transferred data was
created and compared with a design reflecting the interoperability issues that are
common. A usability test was run to rate heuristics of the design. Results indicate that
integrating data supports decision making and reduces the reliance on memory making
electronic health records more effective.
Thesis (M.S.)--Tufts University, 2012.
Submitted to the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Advisor: Dan Hannon.
Committee: Dan Hannon, Anil Saigal, and Harry Selker.
Keywords: Information technology, and Health care management.read less