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dc.contributor.authorWang, Tiankai ( )
dc.contributor.authorBiedermann, Sue ( )
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-18T21:02:28Z
dc.date.available2022-02-18T21:02:28Z
dc.date.issued2012-05
dc.identifier.citationWang, T., & Biedermann, S. (Spring 2012). Adoption and utilization of electronic health record systems by long-term care facilities in Texas. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 1–16.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1559-4122
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/15373
dc.description.abstract

Long-term care (LTC) is an important sector in the healthcare industry; however, the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) systems in LTC facilities lags behind that in other sectors of healthcare. This study examines the adoption and utilization of EHRs in LTC facilities in Texas and identifies the barriers preventing implementation of EHRs.

A survey instrument was mailed to all Texas LTC facilities between October 2010 and March 2011. The survey found that in Texas, 39.5 percent of LTC facilities have fully or partially implemented EHR systems and 15 percent of LTC facilities have no plans to adopt EHRs yet. There is significant variation in the use of EHR functionalities across the LTC facilities in Texas. In the LTC facilities, the administrative functions of EHRs have been more widely adopted and are more widely utilized than the clinical functions of EHRs. Among the clinical functions adopted, the resident assessment, physician orders, care management plan, and census management are the leading functions used by the LTC facilities in Texas. Lack of capital resources is still the greatest barrier to EHR adoption and implementation. Policy makers, vendors, LTC administrators, educators, and researchers should make more effort to improve EHR adoption in LTC facilities.

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dc.format.extent14 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Health Information Management Association
dc.sourcePerspectives in Health Information Management, Spring 2012, pp. 1–16.
dc.subjectElectronic health recorden_US
dc.subjectLong-term care
dc.subjectHealth information technology
dc.subjectSurvey
dc.subjectUtilization
dc.subjectTechnology adoption
dc.titleAdoption and Utilization of Electronic Health Record Systems by Long-Term Care Facilities in Texasen_US
txstate.documenttypeArticle
dc.description.departmentHealth Information Management


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