Table 1

Survey items Supporting Health Information Technology (HIT) capacity in federally qualified health centers
Category (number of items) Survey items
Routine use of technology for notes, medications, test, and clinical prompts (7) Use of electronic health records
Electronic entry of clinical notes, including medical history and follow-up notes*
Electronic ordering of laboratory tests
Electronic access to patients laboratory test result*
Electronic prescribing of medication*
Electronic list of all medications taken by a patient (including those prescribed by other doctors)
Electronic alerts or prompts about a potential problem with drug dose or drug interaction
Computerized process for patient registries (6) List of patients by diagnosis (e.g., diabetes or hypertension)*
List of patients by health risk (e.g., smokers)*
List of patients by lab result (e.g., HbA1C>9.0)*
List of patients who are due/overdue for tests/preventive care (e.g., flu vaccine due)
List of patients taking a specific medication (e.g., patients on ACE inhibitors)
List of panel of patients by provider*
Computerized process for tracking test and reminder/alerts (3) Does the provider receive an alert/prompt at point of care for appropriate care services needed by patients (e.g., pap smear or immunizations due)
Does the provider receive an alert or prompt to provide patients with test results
Are laboratory tests ordered, tracked until results reach clinicians

Note. Asterisk (*) refers to "minimum required" or “must-haves” functionalities of a health information technology (HIT) system.

Frimpong et al.

Frimpong et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:35   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-35

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