Effect of Electronic Health Record Systems Access on Communicable Disease Report Completeness

Uzay Kirbiyik, Brian E. Dixon, Shaun J. Grannis

Abstract


Gathering information to adjudicate notifiable disease cases can be complex and time-consuming. Greater accessibility to electronic health record systems could improve disease investigation processes. We analyzed case information, comparing cases where the health department had access to an EHR system and those without such access. Completeness was significantly higher where EHR system access was available.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5079



Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 * http://ojphi.org