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Case study analysis of the challenges faced with implementation of EHR system

Mohan, Aishwarya (2016) Case study analysis of the challenges faced with implementation of EHR system. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Implementation of the electronic health record (EHR) among hospitals has increased substantially within the recent years, but concerns still remain regarding the unique challenges that hospitals face in adopting and achieving meaningful use (MU) of EHRs. EHR implementation initiatives tend to be driven by the promise of enhanced integration and availability of patient information, which can improve efficiency and cost-effectiveness, through changing the physician-patient relationship into a shared care team approach to deal with the rapidly changing environment. The challenges in implementing a system wide EHR system mainly include a range of factors from the organizational and technological standpoint such as organizational structure, human skills, culture, technical infrastructure, financial restraints and synchronization. This essay is a case study analysis of a real time EHR implementation to identify the challenges and increase understanding of the technical and behavioral management difficulties faced. The public health relevance is that successful EHR implementation is a moving target and so having strong individual and organizational commitment, end-user engagement, desire to improve, resources and knowledge will help provide excellent quality of care to patients and in turn improve the community’s overall health status.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Mohan, Aishwaryaaim14@pitt.eduAIM14
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairRohrer, Wesleywrun@pitt.eduWRUNUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberSamler, Annann.m.samler@gmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberCalabrisi, Robertrcalabrisi@comcast.netUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 2016
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 17:01
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2020 19:11


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