NYeC News: Vol 57: March 26, 2015

Giving Patients Access to EHRs Does Not Increase Provider Workloads

Allowing patients to view their electronic health records during hospital stays does not drastically increase nurses’ and physicians’ workloads, according to a University of Colorado study published on March 9th, 2015 in JAMA Internal Medicine, Reuters reports. To assess what patients might learn while viewing their EHRs during hospitals stays, University of Colorado assistant professor Jonathan Pell and his team provided tablet computers to 50 individuals who knew how to use the Internet.