Physicians’ Perceptions About PHR for Inpatients. Qualitative Study.

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Physicians' Perceptions About PHR for Inpatients. Qualitative Study.

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;247:326-330

Authors: Frangella J, Garcia G, Bruchanski L, Smith M, Sommer J, Rapisarda R, Luna D

The aim of this article was to know physician perceptions about a PHR for inpatients and to examine ways to take advantage of possible functionalities that could help physicians in their daily workflow. This qualitative research, was conducted through: two focus groups and nine personal interviews performed with internal medicine physicians. Collection and analysis of obtained data was carried out by two professionals. It was made by the codification and categorization of data based on a process of constant comparison. The authors agreed upon three main dimensional themes: information, physician-patient/relatives communication, impact of PHR in physician workload. Physicians suggested functionalities and expressed concerns related to the management of sensitive information. As a conclusion we understand that it is crucial to involve physicians along PHR's development. This will help to overcome barriers and will improve adoption chances. Physicians will be directly affected by the implementation of a PHR for inpatients.

PMID: 29677976 [PubMed - in process]

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