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Table 1 Profile of PT iEHR user survey respondents (at time of evaluation)

From: The value of connected health information: perceptions of electronic health record users in Canada

  Number of survey respondents (response rate) Survey distribution method (approximate
survey field length)
Professional role of respondents Clinical settings of respondents Duration of iEHR use by respondents at time of evaluation Frequency of iEHR use by respondents Clinical components of iEHR available at time of survey
1 46 (22 %) Electronic (n/a) Nurse, Nurse Practitioner-51 % Physician-15 % Clinical admin-9 % Allied health-9 % Manager, Supervisor-17 % Acute care, health centres, primary care clinics Not available Not available Laboratory results, Diagnostic imaging, Clinical reports
2 1029 (15 %) Electronic
(1 month)
Nurse, Nurse Practitioner-33 % Physicians-21 % Clerk, medical office assistant-17 % Pharmacist-6 % Allied health-5 % Other-18 % Acute care, ambulatory, community, emergency, mental health, residential care, palliative, primary care, public health, other 3–5 years-21 % 1–2 years-27 % 7–12 months-16 % 6 months or less-36 % % of patients in a day for which iEHR is used: 0 % of patients-12 % 25 %–50 % of patients-50 % 75–100 % of patients-22 % Don’t know-17 % Laboratory results, Diagnostic imaging
3 n = 88 (convenience sample, response rate =73 %) n/a Nurse-34 % Physician-49 % Clerk, medical office assistant-17 % Hospital (intensive care unit, Internal medicine, emergency, family medicine) Not available Not available Laboratory results, Diagnostic imaging, Medication profile, Clinical reports
4 244 (N/A) Electronic
(6 weeks)
Nurse, Nurse Practitioner-44 % Physician-12 % Administrative, Support staff-22 % Allied health professional-18 % Other-7 % Hospital, acute care, primary care, regional or provincial program, other facility, health centre, nursing station, long term care, rehabilitation facility >24 months-9 % 12–24 months-32 % < 12mos-59 % Frequency of EHR use in a day: Several times a day-17 % 1–2 times a day-18 % 1–2 times a week-28 % Hardly ever-29 % Never-7 % Laboratory results, Diagnostic imaging, Medication profile, Clinical reports and Immunization
5 496 (38 %) Paper
(6 weeks)
Nurse-44 % Physician-13 % Clerk, Administrative staff-21 % Other-23 % Ambulatory, emergency, Private office, inpatient, after hours clinic, other 7–12 months-39 % 6 months or less-61 % Not available Laboratory results, Diagnostic imaging, Clinical reports
6 415 (22 %) Paper
(2 months)
Nurse, Physician, and other (breakdown not available) Ambulatory, emergency, private office, inpatient, after hours clinic, other >12 months-89 % 7–12 months-7 % 6 months or less-4 % Not available Laboratory results, Diagnostic imaging, Medication profile, Clinical reports