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Is EHR the Cure? An Examination of the Implementation of an Electronic Health Record in Rural Alberta

  • Author / Creator
    Trueman, Janice
  • As Canada continues its drive towards a national electronic health record the costs are mounting. With 256 projects underway the question has to be asked: what are the true costs of such an endeavor? Success hinges on cooperation at all levels and adequate funding in place to see it to completion. Has Canada taken into full consideration the impact that this project will have in the long run? One small part of a much larger project in rural Alberta puts a face on the huge undertaking. Nurses in one former health region adopted not only an Order Entry module but also began using computers for the first time in order to do their work. Nurses are one of the key end-user groups actually inputting the information into these systems. Is data entry something nurses need to be concerned with at all especially at the Order Entry level?

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  • Graduation date
    2009-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3MK8B
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Humanities Computing
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Given, Lisa (School of Library & Information Studies )
    • Quamen, Harvey (Humanities Computing)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Ruecker, Stan (English & Film Studies)