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A systematic review of the literature was performed to examine the impact of electronic health records (EHRs) on documentation time of physicians and nurses and to identify factors that may explain efficiency differences across studies. In total, 23 papers met our inclusion criteria; five were randomized controlled trials, six were posttest control studies,(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and evaluate the acceptability and use of an integrated electronic prescribing and drug management system (MOXXI) for primary care physicians. DESIGN A 20-month follow-up study of MOXXI (Medical Office of the XXIst Century) implementation in 28 primary care physicians and 13,515 consenting patients. MEASUREMENT MOXXI was developed(More)
OBJECTIVES Prescribing alerts generated by computerized drug decision support (CDDS) may prevent drug-related morbidity. However, the vast majority of alerts are ignored because of clinical irrelevance. The ability to customize commercial alert systems should improve physician acceptance because the physician can select the circumstances and types of drug(More)
Clinical trial registries are public databases created to prospectively document the methods and measures of prescription drug studies and retrospectively collect a summary of results. In 2007 the US government began requiring that researchers register certain studies and report the results on ClinicalTrials.gov, a public database of federally and privately(More)
Adverse clinical events related to inappropriate prescribing practices are an important threat to patient safety. Avoidance of inappropriate prescribing in community settings, where the majority of prescriptions are written, offers a major area of opportunity to improve quality of care and outcomes. Electronic medication order entry systems, with automated(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between initiation of atypical antipsychotic agents and the risk of hyperglycemic emergencies. METHOD We conducted a multicentre retrospective cohort study using administrative health data from 7 Canadian provinces and the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Hospitalizations for hyperglycemic emergencies(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether an electronic prescribing and integrated drug information system was more likely to be used by primary care physicians for patients of low socioeconomic (SES) patients. METHODS Prospective 9 months follow-up study was conducted in Montreal, Canada from March to November 2003. The study included 28 primary care physicians(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate the accuracy of a predictive model to identify adult asthmatics from administrative health care databases. STUDY SETTING An existing electronic medical record project in Montreal, Quebec. STUDY DESIGN One thousand four hundred and thirty-one patients with confirmed asthma status were identified from primary care(More)