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Table 4 Anticipated Utilization of EMR Functions

From: Physicians’ perception and attitude toward electronic medical record

Function More patient/daily Some patient/daily Weekly Monthly Every 3 Months Never
Display of lab results 57(42.9) 29(21.8) 12(9.0) 15(11.3) 15(11.3) 5(3.8)
Display of radiology reports 45(33.8) 32(24.1) 15(11.3) 16(12.0) 17(12.8) 8(6.0)
Display of clinical notes and reports 51(38.3) 36(27.1) 10(7,5) 16(12.0) 11(8.3) (6.8)
Display of height, weight and allergies 24(18.0) 46(34.6) 19(14.3) 23(17.3) 10(7.3) 11(8.3)
Nuclear medicine 19(14.3) 21(15.8) 31(23.3) 20(15.0) 21(15.8) 21(15.8)
Display of radiology images 40(30.1) 31(23.3) 19(14.3) 19(14.3) 12(9.0) 12(9.0)
Entry/Display of diagnoses and medications 47(35.3) 38(28.6) 8(6.0) 26(19.5) 8(6.0) 6(4.5)
Display of other ancillary clinical data 28(21.1) 45(33.8) 20(15.0) 15(11.3) 10(7.5) 15(11.3)
Prescription alerts drug-drug, allergy and dose checking and formulary management 26(19.5) 35(26.3) 24(18.0) 28(21.1) 13(9.8) 7(5.3)
Display of demographics 34(25.6) 34(25.6) 21(15.8) 23(17.3) 13(9.8) 8(6.0)
Time trended clinical data display 31(23.3) 22(16.5) 29(21.8) 11(8.3) 25(18.8) 15(11.3)
Structured documentation (Templates) 55(41.4) 28(21.1) 15(11.3) 20(15.0) 10(7.5) 5(3.8)
Physician order entry (tests and medication orders) 57(42.9) 31(23.3) 11(8.3) 17(12.8) 11(8.3) 6(4.5)
Prescription writing 52(39.1) 35(26.3) 14(10.5) 11(8.3) 15(11.3) 6(4.5)
Workflow inbox for office and/or hospital results 33(24.8) 32(24.1) 22(16.5) 14(10.5) 26(19.5) 6(4.5)
Decision support (guidelines, expert logic, reminders/alerts) 38(28.6) 27(20.3) 18(13.5) 20(15.0) 22(16.5) 8(6.0)
Preventative health reminders 41(30.8) 28(21.1) 18(13.5) 19(14.3) 19(14.3) 8(6.00)
Medical management reporting – notification by diagnoses 25(18.8) 38(28.6) 18(13.5) 22(16.5) 21(15.6) 9(6.8)
Medical management reporting – disease management reporting 31(23.3) 35(26.3) 12(9.0) 21(15.8) 28(21.1) 6(4.5)