Delphi Study Canada

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A research called “The Delphi Study” was conducted to study perspectives of the main factors that apply EHRs in Canada. Key stakeholders from different groups were carefully selected and asked to participate in a qualitative experiment for the Delphi technique questionnaires (Users’ perspectives of key factors to implementing electronic health records in Canada: A Delphi study, 2011). The two different groups of people that played a part in the study were physicians and non-physicians. After the study was conducted, the overall results of the Delphi study stated that a few factors such as productivity, management, motivation, and usefulness of EHR should be focused on to better implement this system in Canadian health care (Users’ perspectives…show more content…
et al, 2011). Along with the importance of data entry, EHRs goal is to ultimately improve the privacy and efficiency of health care in Canada, while making the lives of clinicians easier and also more effective (Hayrinen, K., 2015). For example, EHR eliminates the chance of predictable or avoidable errors by having data saved in its system. EHR contains many software applications that allow the program to successfully run. However, for this to occur, some additional incentive must be provided for basic tools so that excellent health care is given (Blumenthal, D., & Tavenner, M., 2012). The core components of an EHR include a list of features to ensure high quality care. Firstly, an EHR contains a client registry, which incorporates a list of all the patients’ information relevant to health. Next, it contains a health provider’s registration, that shows the health care professionals whether they are authorized to use the system or not. Then, it consists of an electronic imaging system that develops, scans and shows patients reports and images of their x-rays, MRIs and ultrasound results (Report of the Auditor General of Canada, 2010). It also contains accessible and manageable information on drugs prescribed with the patient’s history. Regardless of where a patient lives and what lab they visit; their lab results can be accessed, viewed and modified by all kinds of health care
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