The impact of electronic medical records on timeliness of diagnosis of asthma

Kwang H. Yoo, Whitney E. Molis, Amy L. Weaver, Robert M. Jacobson, Young J Juhn

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Abstract

We assessed timeliness of diagnosis of asthma before and after the inception of electronic medical record (EMR). The proportions of children with a delay in diagnosis of asthma before and after the inception of EMR were 67.8% and 56.8%, respectively (p = 0.088). A significant proportion of children have delayed diagnosis of asthma, and availability of EMR plays a minimal role in reducing delays in diagnosis of asthma. However, considering the limited statistical power and a potential trend of EMR toward the positive impact on timely diagnosis of asthma, the study results need to be revisited in a larger study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-758
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Asthma
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

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Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Computerized
  • Electronic
  • Medical records
  • Time factor

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  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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The impact of electronic medical records on timeliness of diagnosis of asthma. / Yoo, Kwang H.; Molis, Whitney E.; Weaver, Amy L.; Jacobson, Robert M.; Juhn, Young J.

In: Journal of Asthma, Vol. 44, No. 9, 11.2007, p. 753-758.

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Yoo, Kwang H. ; Molis, Whitney E. ; Weaver, Amy L. ; Jacobson, Robert M. ; Juhn, Young J. / The impact of electronic medical records on timeliness of diagnosis of asthma. In: Journal of Asthma. 2007 ; Vol. 44, No. 9. pp. 753-758.
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