Factors affecting physicians’ use of a dedicated overview interface in an electronic health record: The importance of standard information and standard documentation.
Lotte Groth Jensen, Claus Bossen
The paper examines how an Electronic Health Record (EHR) supports the creation of overview among hospital physicians with a particular focus on the use of an interface designed to provide clinicians with a patient information overview. The overview interface was most used in departments or situations where the need for information could be standardised and departments with complex and long patient histories did not make much use of the overview interface. The use of these kinds of interfaces requires trust in data completeness and other clinicians’ and administrative staff’s documentation practices, as well as an understanding of the underlying structure of the EHR.