Nurses' experiences of an initial and re-implemented electronic health record use

Ting Ting Lee*, Chi Ping Chang

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The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a key component of healthcare information systems (HISs). In EHR implementation, smooth adoption can streamline nursing activities. In order to explore the adoption process, a qualitative study design and focus group interviews were conducted 3-month post and two years after EHR system implementation (system aborted one year in between) in one hospital located in Taiwan. Content analysis was performed to analyze the interview data and six main themes were derived, in the first stage: 1) liability, work stress and anticipation for EHR, 2) slow network speed and user unfriendly design, 3) insufficient information technology/organization support; on the second stage: 4) getting used to EHR and further system requirements 5) benefits of EHR in time saving and documentation 6) unrealistic IT competence expectation and future use. It concluded that user friendly design and support by information technology and manpower backup would facilitate this adoption process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing Informatics 2016 - eHealth for All
Subtitle of host publicationEvery Level Collaboration - From Project to Realization
EditorsWalter Sermeus, Paula M. Procter, Patrick Weber
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996576
StatePublished - 2016
Event13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016 - Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 25 Jun 201629 Jun 2016

Publication series

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


Conference13th International Conference on Nursing Informatics, NI 2016


  • Electronic Health Record
  • Focus group interviews
  • Information technology
  • Qualitative study
  • System implementation


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