Persistent paper: the myth of "going paperless".

Richard H. Dykstra, Joan Ash, Emily Campbell, Dean F. Sittig, Ken Guappone, James Carpenter, Joshua Richardson, Adam Wright, Carmit McMullen

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Abstract

How does paper usage change following the introduction of Computerized Physician Order Entry and the Electronic Medical Record (EMR/CPOE)? To answer that question we analyzed data collected from fourteen sites across the U.S. We found paper in widespread use in all institutions we studied. Analysis revealed psychological, ergonomic, technological, and regulatory reasons for the persistence of paper in an electronic environment. Paper has unique attributes allowing it to fill gaps in information timeliness, availability, and reliability in pursuit of improved patient care. Creative uses have led to "better paper."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-162
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Volume2009
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Medical Order Entry Systems
Human Engineering
Electronic Health Records
Patient Care
Psychology

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Dykstra, R. H., Ash, J., Campbell, E., Sittig, D. F., Guappone, K., Carpenter, J., ... McMullen, C. (2009). Persistent paper: the myth of "going paperless". AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2009, 158-162.

Persistent paper : the myth of "going paperless". / Dykstra, Richard H.; Ash, Joan; Campbell, Emily; Sittig, Dean F.; Guappone, Ken; Carpenter, James; Richardson, Joshua; Wright, Adam; McMullen, Carmit.

In: AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, Vol. 2009, 2009, p. 158-162.

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Dykstra, RH, Ash, J, Campbell, E, Sittig, DF, Guappone, K, Carpenter, J, Richardson, J, Wright, A & McMullen, C 2009, 'Persistent paper: the myth of "going paperless".', AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, vol. 2009, pp. 158-162.
Dykstra RH, Ash J, Campbell E, Sittig DF, Guappone K, Carpenter J et al. Persistent paper: the myth of "going paperless". AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2009;2009:158-162.
Dykstra, Richard H. ; Ash, Joan ; Campbell, Emily ; Sittig, Dean F. ; Guappone, Ken ; Carpenter, James ; Richardson, Joshua ; Wright, Adam ; McMullen, Carmit. / Persistent paper : the myth of "going paperless". In: AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2009 ; Vol. 2009. pp. 158-162.
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