Towards successful coordination of electronic health record based-referrals: a qualitative analysis

@inproceedings{Hysong2011TowardsSC,
  title={Towards successful coordination of electronic health record based-referrals: a qualitative analysis},
  author={Sylvia J. Hysong and Adol Esquivel and Dean F. Sittig and Lindsey A Paul and Donna Espadas and Simran K Singh and Hardeep Singh},
  booktitle={Implementation science : IS},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Successful subspecialty referrals require considerable coordination and interactive communication among the primary care provider (PCP), the subspecialist, and the patient, which may be challenging in the outpatient setting. Even when referrals are facilitated by electronic health records (EHRs) (i.e., e-referrals), lapses in patient follow-up might occur. Although compelling reasons exist why referral coordination should be improved, little is known about which elements of the… CONTINUE READING