Table 1

Percentage of students who answered strongly agree/agree, neutral, and disagree/strongly disagree for statements comparing an EHR to a paper chart

Construct

Items

SA/A %

N %

D/SD


Organization of information

It was easier to find essential information in the EHR

70

15

15

I prefer looking for patient information in the EHR

67

18

15

I prefer the layout/organization of the EHR

57

21

21

Access to online resources

I accessed online clinical guidelines more often when using an EHR

36

27

36

I accessed online information for patients more often when using an EHR

33

27

39

I accessed online information about medications more often when using an EHR

15

30

54

Prompts from the EHR

I was prompted to ask more history questions

72

9

18

I was prompted to order more clinical preventive services

39

33

27

I learned about medication interactions from using the EHR

30

18

51

Personal Performance

My documentation was more complete in the EHR

69

12

18

The normal exam defaults in the EHR helped me find the words I needed to write my notes

63

15

21

My presentations were better organized when I used an EHR

24

30

45

Follow-up

I accessed patients' tests results more often when using an EHR

54

21

24

I received more feedback on my EHR notes

39

24

36

I sent reminders to myself through the EHR to follow-up on patients

15

18

67

Patient-student- physician communication

Overall, I was satisfied with the doctor-patient communication with the EHR

64

18

18

I spent less time looking at the patient because of the EHR

48

6

45

I spent less time talking to the patient

24

21

54

The EHR improved my ability to establish rapport with patients

24

39

38

My patients liked that I was using an EHR

21

76

3

The EHR adversely affected communication with my preceptor

9

15

76


EHR = Electronic Health Record; SA = Strongly Agree; A = Agree

Rouf et al. BMC Medical Education 2008 8:13   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-8-13

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