PhD Defense: Electronic medical records and quality of care: exploration of the effects of EMR use on the quality of hospital care

PhD Defense of Rube van Poelgeest

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Every hospital in the Netherlands is intensively engaged in digitization of the patient file and the care processes around it. You would expect that there is a positive on the influence on the quality that that hospital delivers.

In the period 2012-2014, 72 of the then 93 Dutch hospitals were measured using the EMRAM model of HIMSS. If you compare the results of that MODEL of HIMSS with the quality registrations of Elsevier's Best Hospitals, the quality records of NIVEL about unplanned readmissions and the quality registrations of DICA about patients with colon cancer, then there is no significant evidence for a positive link. Finally, in order to be able to consider this in perspective, interviews were held with medical specialists from eleven hospitals about their experiences with digitization in hospitals.

Start date and time
End date and time
Location
Academiegebouw, Domplein 29 & online (livestream link)
PhD candidate
R. van Poelgeest
Dissertation
Electronic medical records and quality of care: exploration of the effects of EMR use on the quality of hospital care
PhD supervisor(s)
prof. dr. C.B. Roes
Co-supervisor(s)
dr. A.J.P. Schrijvers
More information
Full text via Utrecht University Repository