TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY: THE COMPUTER-BASED PATIENT RECORD

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Peer reviewed: 
No, item is not peer reviewed.
Date created: 
2009
Keywords: 
Computer-based patient record
Health information technology
Health information exchange
Electronic medical record
Electronic Health Record
HITECH Act
Health care reform
Abstract: 

The objective of this paper is to look at the benefits of the adoption of computer-based patient records and to formulate recommendations that assist in overcoming identified barriers to implementation. The benefits and barriers associated with the wide spread adoption of computer-based patient records systems in the North American marketplace are investigated. The clinical, workflow, administrative and revenue benefit of computer-based patient records are discussed in relation to the currently used paper-based system. Significant barriers to implementation are identified and recommendations as to how to overcome those barriers are presented. The business case for the adoption of computer-based patient records is made through the use of case studies of successful implementations and return on investment and payback period calculations.

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Research Project (M.B.A.) - Simon Fraser University

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Thesis
Senior supervisor: 
Pek-Hooi Soh
Department: 
Business Administration
Thesis type: 
Research Project (M.B.A.)
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