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12 March 2018

The purpose of the study is to explore the experiences of health IT professionals and users of electronic health or medical record (EHRs/EMRs) systems, and how these experiences may impact their views on integrating healthcare analytics. The study explores the potential of integrating analytic functionalities with existing EHRs. The researcher will introduce 5 questions for discussion with participants.


Ethical approval

The research proposal was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board which requires strict adherence to ethical standards in research and the protection of human participants. No HIPAA-regulated Protected Health Information forms part of this research.

About the researcher

I am a doctoral candidate at Colorado Technical University, CO. I am a 19-year military veteran, and I have been a data analyst for approximately 10 years. Afer reviewing research on EHR barriers, I found that much of the research on the challenges encountered with EHR systems focused on the medical care provider. My perspective is that unless these issues are addressed on both sides, advancement of these systems will be hampered. Also as a veteran, I have experienced difficulties encountered in monitoring a soldier's health and capturing common symptoms once transitioned to civilian life. Indicators existed that had they been discovered earlier on, then treatment may have been different or started earlier. I intend to contribute to the healthcare IT field in general by assessing the future of big data analytics in the form of healthcare analytics to achieve deeper insight.

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