Physicians perceptions of an educational support system integrated into an electronic health record

Damian Borbolla, Paul Gorman, Guilherme Del Fiol, Vishnu Mohan, William Hersh, Carlos Otero, Daniel Luna, Fernan Gonzalez Bernaldo De Quiros

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the perceptions by physicians of an educational system integrated into an electronic health record (EHR). Traditional approaches to continuous medical education (CME) have not shown improvement in patient health care outcomes. Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires (HIBA) has implemented a system that embeds information pearls into the EHR, providing learning opportunities that are integrated into the patient care process. This study explores the acceptability and general perceptions of the system by physicians when they are in the consulting room. We interviewed 12 physicians after one or two weeks of using this CME system and we performed a thematic analysis of these interviews. The themes that emerged were use and ease of use of the system; value physicians gave to the system; educational impact on physicians; respect for the individual learning styles; content available in the system; and barriers that were present or absent for using the CME system. We found that the integrated CME system developed at HIBA was well accepted and perceived: useful and easy to use. Future work will involve modifications to the system interface, expansion of the content offered and further evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationData and Knowledge for Medical Decision Support
PublisherIOS Press
Pages125-129
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781614992394
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event13th EFMI Special Topic Conference: Data and Knowledge for Medical Decision Support, EFMI STC 2013 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Apr 17 2013Apr 19 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume186
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other13th EFMI Special Topic Conference: Data and Knowledge for Medical Decision Support, EFMI STC 2013
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period4/17/134/19/13

Keywords

  • Continuous professional development
  • Decision support system
  • Electronic health record
  • Information pearl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Borbolla, D., Gorman, P., Del Fiol, G., Mohan, V., Hersh, W., Otero, C., Luna, D., & Gonzalez Bernaldo De Quiros, F. (2013). Physicians perceptions of an educational support system integrated into an electronic health record. In Data and Knowledge for Medical Decision Support (pp. 125-129). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 186). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-240-0-125