Seniors' views on the use of electronic health records.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_8666FE750864
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Seniors' views on the use of electronic health records.
Journal
Informatics in Primary Care
Author(s)
Morin D., Tourigny A., Pelletier D., Robichaud L., Mathieu L., Vézina A., Bonin L., Buteau M.
ISSN
1476-0320 (Print)
ISSN-L
1475-9985
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2005
Volume
13
Number
2
Pages
125-133
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article. Publication Status: ppublish. PDF type: Refereed papers.
Abstract
In the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region of the province of Quebec, Canada, an integrated services network has been implemented for frail seniors. It combines three of the best practices in the field of integrated services, namely: single-entry point, case management and personalized care plan. A shared interdisciplinary electronic health record (EHR) system was set up in 1998. A consensus on the relevance of using EHRs is growing in Quebec, in Canada and around the world. However, technology has out-paced interest in the notions of confidentiality, informed consent and the impact perceived by the clientele. This study specifically examines how frail seniors perceive these issues related to an EHR. The conceptual framework is inspired by the DeLone and McLean model whose main attributes are: system quality, information quality, utilisation modes and the impact on organisations and individuals. This last attribute is the focus of this study, which is a descriptive with quantitative and qualitative component. Thirty seniors were surveyed. Positive information they provided falls under three headings: (i) being better informed; (ii) trust and consideration for professionals; and (iii) appreciation of innovation. The opinions of the seniors are generally favourable regarding the use of computers and the EHR in their presence. Improvements in EHR systems for seniors can be encouraged.
Keywords
Aged, Attitude to Computers, Computer Security, Confidentiality, Data Collection, Delivery of Health Care, Integrated/organization & administration, Female, Frail Elderly, Humans, Male, Medical Records Systems, Computerized, National Health Programs, Patients/psychology, Quebec, Trust
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