A Work-Sampling Tool to Measure the Effect of Electronic Medical Record Implementation on Health Care Workers


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Abstract

This article presents baseline work sampling data from an outpatient oncology clinic prior to an electronic medical record implementation. The physicians and medical office assistants spent 29% and 39% of their time, respectively, entering and retrieving information from medical records. The physicians and medical office assistants spent 43% and 17% of their time, respectively, on direct patient contact. Using scheduled outpatient counts to measure the productivity of the physicians and medical office assistants failed to capture 19% and 29% of their workload.

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