Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. KRISTI FRISBEE
DR. ASHLEIGH HETER
DR. ALICIA MASON
Medical organizations and physicians have been encouraged to implement different EHR systems. Initially these systems aimed to record, and store clinical data and improve its access and legibility. However, as these systems have become almost indispensable, users are demanding from these applications more complex tasks. Small practices and/or rural medical organizations often cannot afford to continuously upgrade their EHR systems or acquire modern systems. Research has shown that one way to solve this problem is to customize and add features that can facilitate user navigation. The purpose of this QI project was to investigate if integrating a “one-click-one-screen” electronic window displaying a snapshot of the most relevant and up-to-date patient information into PCS 5.67 Meditech was able to facilitate and improve data accessibility, information exchange, user satisfaction, patient care, and communication among the users. A pre-survey, given to 30 frequent users of PCS 5.67 Meditech, gathered their perception of the system’s UI. A “one-click one-screen” feature was designed however it was difficult to integrate it into the system’s UI because customization of this EHR system was complex beyond the local IT expertice. Nonetheless, the pre-survey data indicated that a significant number of PCS 5.67 Meditech users were dissatisfied with the performance of this EHR system. Additionally, the pre-survey data showed that the EHR system UI did not display clinical data in an efficient and user-friendly manner.
Abarca, German, "IMPROVING PCS 5.67 MEDITECH’S USER INTERFACE BY ADDING A “ONE-CLICK-ONE-SCREEN” ELECTRONIC PAGE" (2020). Doctor of Nursing Practice. 33.