Accession Number:

ADA443960

Title:

An Evaluation of the Success of the Tactical Electronic Medical Record: Graduate Management Project

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2004-Jul 2005

Corporate Author:

MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the success of the tactical electronic medical record Tactical EMR and its ability to improve medical documentation. The study evaluated data collected from medical personnel using the Tactical EMR. The dependent variable used to evaluate success was organization impact and the independent variables were system quality, information quality, usage, user satisfaction, individual impact, unit, rank, duty position, and time with the unit. An analysis of 135 survey responses revealed that users ranked information quality the highest, followed by organizational impact, system quality, user satisfaction, individual impact, and usage. The results of a multiple linear regression were significant and supported the alternate hypothesis, which stated that the level of success will vary according to the independent variables. Individual impact was found as the only significant predictor for organizational impact. A one-way ANOVA test compared organizational impact scores by demographics and a significant difference was found among time with the unit, particularly with those assigned to the unit 0 to 12 months. The results provide important feedback regarding the success of the Tactical EMR. It highlights critical areas for further examination and development to improve the Tactical EMR and its future implementation.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE