Anders Grimsmo

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BACKGROUND In spite of successful adoption of electronic patient records (EPR) by Norwegian GPs, what constitutes the actual benefits and effects of the use of EPRs in the perspective of the GPs and patients has not been fully characterized. We wanted to study primary care physicians' use of electronic patient record (EPR) systems in terms of use of(More)
The Electronic Patient Record (EPR) is both a legal document and a tool for use by physicians and other health personnel during provision of health care. Its primary purpose is to provide and store information about the patient in clinical settings, but it’s also a source of medical knowledge (e.g. epidemiology and quality of care). Due to the sensitive(More)
OBJECTIVE To try out a collection of a standard set of data from computerised medical records. DESIGN Retrospective extraction of ordinary patient record information put into the computer by general practitioners. SETTING Encounters in office hours in strategically selected practices or health centres in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. (More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to investigate whether implementation of multidose drug dispensing (MDD) for elderly outpatients is associated with a change in the number of discrepancies in the medication record at the general practitioners (GPs) and at the community home-care services. METHODS A controlled follow-up study with paired design(More)
BACKGROUND Although primary care physicians are satisfied users of electronic patient records (EPRs) in Norway today, EPR systems may not have reached their full potential. We studied primary care physicians' needs and experiences in relation to EPRs and analysed potential improvements for today's EPR systems. RESPONDENTS AND METHODS: This is a triangulated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate GPs use of three major electronic patient record systems with emphasis on the ability of the systems to support important clinical tasks and to compare the findings with results from a study of the three major hospital-wide systems. METHODS A national, cross-sectional questionnaire survey was conducted in Norwegian primary care. 247(More)
BACKGROUND Information deficits contribute to medical errors. Hence several efforts to develop electronic communication systems to facilitate a flow of information between health care providers have been attempted, including initiatives to develop regional or national electronic patient summaries. OBJECTIVES To study information access and information(More)
BACKGROUND Different models for care pathways involving both specialist and primary care have been developed to ensure adequate follow-up after discharge. These care pathways have mainly been developed and run by specialist care and have been disease-based. In this study, primary care providers took the initiative to develop a model for integrated care(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effects of a parent-held child health record (PHCHR) that was created by the Norwegian Board of Health with the purpose of introducing this to the whole country. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. SETTING Maternal and child health centres in 10 municipalities in Norway. SUBJECTS Parents of 309 children attending the National(More)
BACKGROUND This study addresses GPs' attitudes towards multidose drug dispensing before and after implementation and their perceived experience of how multidose drug dispensing affects prescription and communication routines for patients in the home care services. This study contributes to a method triangulation with two other studies on the introduction of(More)