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Table 3 Respondents’ perceptions regarding the importance of specific EMR functions

From: Physicians’ perception and attitude toward electronic medical record

Function Very important Important Slightly important Ordinary No important Very unimportant
Display of lab results 88(66.2) 31(23.3) 7(5.3) 7(5.3) - -
Display of radiology reports 64(48.1) 41(30.8) 17(12.8) 6(4.5) 3(2.3) 2(1.5)
Display of clinical notes and reports 68(51.1) 41(30.8) 16(12.0) 5(3.8) 3)2.3) -
Display of height, weight and allergies 44(33.1) 51(38.3) 17(12.8) 17(12.8) 4(3.0)  
Nuclear medicine 30(22.6) 48(36.1) 23(17.3) 15(11.3) 6(4.5) 11(8.3)
Display of radiology images 56(42.1) 42(31.6) 22(16.5) 9(6.8) 3(2.3) 1(0.8)
Entry/Display of diagnoses and medications 73(54.9) 44(33.1) 11(8.3) - 3(2.3) 2(1.5)
Display of other ancillary clinical data 35(26.3) 46(34.6) 38(28.6) 11(8.3) 2(1.5) 1(0.8)
Prescription alerts drug-drug, allergy and dose checking and formulary management 61(45.9) 5.3(39.8) 14(10.5) - 5(3.8) -
Display of demographics 28(21.5) 56(42.1) 30(22.6) 15(11.3) 2(1.5) 2(1.5)
Time trended clinical data display 36(27.1) 60(45.1) 30(22.6) - 7(5.3) -
Structured documentation (Templates) 50(37.6) 53(39.8) 20(15.0) 9(6.8) 1(0.8) -
Physician order entry (tests and medication orders) 67(50.4) 37(27.8) 22(16.5) 5(3.8) 2(1.5) -
Prescription writing 59(44.4) 53(39.8) 15(11.3) 4(3.0) 2(1.5) -
Workflow inbox for office and/or hospital results 40(30.1) 66(49.6) 16(12.0) 8(16.0) 2(1.5) -
Decision support (guidelines, expert logic, reminders/alerts) 37(27.8) 47(35.3) 33(24.8) 14(10.5) 1(0.8) 1(0.8)
Preventative health reminders 42(31.6) 59(44.4) 17(12.8) 13(9.6) 1(0.8) 1(0.8)
Medical management reporting – notification by diagnoses 44(33.1) 55(41.4) 18(13.5) 13(9.8) 2(1.5) 1(0.8)
Medical management reporting – disease management reporting 38(29.3) 48(36.1) 33(24.8) 9(6.8) 3(2.3) 1(0.8)