Applications that should be incorporated into Electronic Patient Record An electronic set of information about a single patient systems used in nursing homes providing care for people with dementia include a spell-check, a copy and paste function and a keyword search function. Log-in processes should be rapid and secure.
Explanation and Examples
The presence of a spell-check has been described as saving time on proofreading, as well as increasing legibility and comprehension of documentation. This allows for more time to be spent with residents with dementia in direct care, and for correct care to be provided. A copy and paste function also saves time by allowing staff to easily transfer information across sections of the Electronic Patient Record An electronic set of information about a single patient where information is often required to be replicated. A keyword function allows staff to enter a keyword and jump to the relevant section in a resident’s notes, allowing for more efficient retrieval of information, important in situations when a resident is unable to recall personal information. Rapid log-in processes should reduce barriers to using the Electronic Patient Record An electronic set of information about a single patient, as slow log-in processes have been found to prevent staff from accessing information about residents before delivering care, and have meant staff have been forced to pass on information about residents verbally instead of entering it into the Electronic Patient Record An electronic set of information about a single patient. This may mean important information regarding any sudden changes in an individual’s condition might be missed.
ThemesApplications Electronic Patient Record (EPR) Nursing home Software
Target groupsElectronic Patient Records (EPR) developers Nursing homes
Type of evidence
Integrative literature review
Shiells, K., Holmerova, I., Steffl, M., Stepankova, O. (2018). Electronic patient records as a tool to facilitate care provision in nursing homes: an integrative review. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 44(3), 262-277. doi.org/10.1080/17538157.2018.1496091
Shiells, K., Diaz Baquero, A. A., Stepankova, O., & Holmerova, I. (2020). Staff perspectives on the usability of electronic patient records for planning and delivering dementia care in nursing homes: a multiple case study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 20, 159. doi.org/10.1186/s12911-020-01160-8