Physician perspectives on training for an EhR implementation

Rollin R. Reeder, Christoph U. Lehmann, Kim M. Unertl, Nancy M. Lorenzi, Claude J. Pirtle

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In 2017, a US academic medical center switched to a commerical EHR system using the “specialist training the specialist” model, which combines peer-to-peer training, classroom based training, and web-based training. We conducted semi-structured interviews with physicians at multiple training levels to investigate the impact of this EHR switch and to explore the training experience of physicians and their perception of the training quality pre and post Go-Live. Our team used Grounded Theory methodology to classify the interview information. Themes that emerged from the interviews included stress and anxiety, the desire for more realistic training environments tailored to specialty needs, and concerns about the duration of time between training and implementation. In future implementations, we recommend more data-rich test patients and the demonstration of real-world workflows during training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
StatePublished - Aug 21 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 25 2019Aug 30 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019


  • Electronic Health Record
  • Physician

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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