College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Articles

Title

The Electronic Health Record System and Hospital Length of Stay in Patients Admitted with Hip Fracture

ISBN or ISSN

2379-2922

Publication Title

American Research Journal of Nursing

Volume

1

Issue

2

Publication Date / Copyright Date

6-1-2015

First Page

1

Last Page

5

Abstract

Abstract: Information technology is rapidly changing the manner in which health care is provided to consumers. The purpose of this research study was to determine if Epic®, an electronic health record, impacted the hospital length of stay (LOS) for patients admitted with hip fracture. When comparing six months of data pre- and post- implementation of Epic, there was not a significant difference in the hospital LOS for patients admitted with hip fracture. Although there was not a decrease in the hospital LOS post-implementation of an EHR, there was also no increase in hospital LOS, which might be expected with a major system change that required process and workflow modifications.

Disciplines

Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Osteopathic Medicine and Osteopathy

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