+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Facilitation or Hindrance: Physicians' Perception on Best Practice Alerts (BPA) Usage in an Electronic Health Record System

Facilitation or Hindrance: Physicians' Perception on Best Practice Alerts (BPA) Usage in an Electronic Health Record System

Health Communication 2018: 1-7

A qualitative study was conducted to examine physicians' perception on best practice alerts (BPAs) usage under the theoretical framework of technology acceptance model (TAM). In particular, 20 face-to-face in-depth interviews were conducted from September 2016 to February 2017 to collect data. Four themes emerged from the current set of data: support, de-escalation, management, and enhancement are physicians' perceived motivations of using BPAs; interactivity, timing, and interface design are key factors that influence physicians' perceived experiences of using BPAs; alert fatigue and inaccurate alters are major challenges and issues faced by physicians when using BPAs; and, control and team approach are physicians' perceptions on the future improvement of BPAs. This study not only offers a detailed description of physicians' perception of BPAs, revealing the rich meanings associated with this phenomenon, but also enriches our understanding of the TAM in the context of BPAs by uncovering the key dimensions of abstract constructs in the model.

Please choose payment method:

(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 064671222

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 29485296

DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1443263

Related references

Physicians helping physicians: developing communities of practice among small-practice physicians to support electronic health record adoption and use. Md Advisor 4(4): 12-16, 2012

Effect of modifying dose alerts in an electronic health record on frequency of alerts. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 76(Suppl._1): S1-S8, 2019

A systematic approach to optimize electronic health record medication alerts in a health system. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 76(8): 530-536, 2019

Analysis of Allergy Alerts Registered in a Hospital Electronic Health Record System. Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology 26(6): 400-402, 2017

Variability in Electronic Health Record Usage and Perceptions among Specialty vs. Primary Care Physicians. AMIA ... Annual Symposium Proceedings. AMIA Symposium 2015: 2053-2062, 2015

Electronic health record usage behaviors in primary care medical practices: A survey of family physicians in Canada. International Journal of Medical Informatics 84(10): 857-867, 2016

Physicians' perception about electronic medical record system in Makkah Region, Saudi Arabia. Avicenna Journal of Medicine 5(1): 1-5, 2015

Predictors of tool usage in the military health system's electronic health record, the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application. Military Medicine 175(5): 313-316, 2011

Electronic health record availability among advanced practice registered nurses and physicians. American Journal of Managed Care 20(11 Spec No. 17): Esp31-8, 2015

Exploring Workarounds Related to Electronic Health Record System Usage: A Study Protocol. Jmir Research Protocols 6(4): E72, 2017

Are physicians' perceptions of healthcare quality and practice satisfaction affected by errors associated with electronic health record use?. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 19(4): 610-614, 2012

Characterization of public health alerts and their suitability for alerting in electronic health record systems. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 17(1): 77-83, 2013

Using electronic health record alerts to provide public health situational awareness to clinicians. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 17(2): 217-219, 2010

Usability Evaluation of Electronic Health Record System around Clinical Notes Usage-An Ethnographic Study. Applied Clinical Informatics 8(4): 1095-1105, 2018

The Practice Impact of Electronic Health Record System Implementation Within a Large Multispecialty Ophthalmic Practice. JAMA Ophthalmology 133(6): 668-674, 2015