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Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) - Factors for Successful Implementation and Clinical Information Capture

The reports were commissioned by the Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director (ONMSD) to support services who are or will be embarking on the digital transformation journey of implementing an EHR.

The report Factors for Success in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation: Literature Review and Key Considerations  highlights fifteen key factors under the categories organisational, human and technological. It acknowledges the importance of each of the key factors in successful EHR implementation in addition to outlining twenty-five key considerations.  The success factors and key considerations are drawn from an extensive international literature review; a review of national literature that includes grey literature; and the experiences of our colleagues on the Advisory Group who have engaged with or worked on digital transformation projects across Ireland.

The report Clinical Information Capture in the Electronic Health Record (EHR): Literature Review and Key Considerations  identifies several clinical data types in the EHR and several methods of entering this clinical data into the EHR. The advantages and disadvantages of each of these data types and methods of entering the clinical data are identified and discussed in this report. This report also outlines twenty-one key considerations during design, development and ongoing optimisation of capturing clinical information in the EHR derived from the literature presented and the experience of the Advisory Group members. The advantages and disadvantages of each of these data types and methods of entering the clinical data in addition to the key considerations are drawn from an extensive international literature review; a review of national literature that includes grey literature; and the experiences of our colleagues on the Advisory Group who have engaged with or worked on digital transformation projects across Ireland.

Please see links below to both documents:

Factors for Success in Electronic Health Record (EHR) Implementation

Clinical Information Capture in the Electronic Health Record (EHR)

Published December 2019