Care coordination and electronic health records

connecting clinicians.

Ilana Yonas, Mary Reed, Thomas Rundall, Jim Bellows, Richard Brand, John Hsu

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Abstract

To examine the association between use of electronic health records (EHR) and care coordination. Two surveys, in 2005 and again in 2006, of primary care clinicians working in a prepaid integrated delivery system during the staggered implementation of an EHR system. Using multivariate logistic regression to adjust for clinician characteristics, we examined the association between EHR use and clinicians' perceptions of three dimensions of care coordination: timely access to complete information; treatment goal agreement; and role/responsibility agreement. Compared to clinicians without EHR, clinicians with 6+ months of EHR use more frequently reported timely access to complete information, and being in agreement on treatment goals with other involved clinicians. There was no significant association between EHR use and being in agreement on roles and responsibilities with other clinicians. EHR use is associated with aspects of care coordination involving information transfer and communication of treatment goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)208-212
Number of pages5
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
Volume2009
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Electronic Health Records
Access to Information
Integrated Delivery of Health Care
Primary Health Care
Logistic Models
Delivery of Health Care

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Care coordination and electronic health records : connecting clinicians. / Yonas, Ilana; Reed, Mary; Rundall, Thomas; Bellows, Jim; Brand, Richard; Hsu, John.

In: AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, Vol. 2009, 01.01.2009, p. 208-212.

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Yonas, Ilana ; Reed, Mary ; Rundall, Thomas ; Bellows, Jim ; Brand, Richard ; Hsu, John. / Care coordination and electronic health records : connecting clinicians. In: AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2009 ; Vol. 2009. pp. 208-212.
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