Objectives The introduction of information and communication technology influences the work environment of large groups of employees in healthcare. In Sweden, a national healthcare service providing patient accessible electronic health records (PAEHR) has been deployed, and this paper investigates nurses expected effects of this implementation. Setting Nurses associated with the Swedish Association of Health Professionals working in healthcare such as primary care, hospitals and midwives in Sweden. Before a full-scale national implementation of PAEHR, a web survey study was distributed nationally. The respondents represented all 21 Swedish regions. Questions included five-point Likert scale questions and open questions. Participants A survey link was distributed via email to 8460 registered nurses, midwives and union representatives in Sweden. The response rate was 35.4\% (2867 respondents: registered nurses 84\%; midwives 6\%; chief position 5\%; in projects 2\% and other 3\%). Three reminders were sent out, all of them increasing the response rate. A majority of the respondents were female (89.9\%), 8.4\% male, whereas 1.7\% did not indicate their gender. 31.4\% were under 40 years old, 53.8\% 40\textendash 59 and 13.7\% over 60. Results Data were analysed using exploratory factor analysis with principal component analysis as the extraction method. The analysis revealed three distinct factors related to nurses expectations of PAEHR: (1) PAEHR improves the quality of care, (2) PAEHR improves the quality of the work environment and (3) risk and fears concerning patients well-being. Some interesting results include that more experienced nurses are more favourable to PAEHR. Our analysis also shows that the view of the nurse\textendash patient relationship is an essential underlying factor related to positive or negative expectations. Conclusions Results show that the expectations and perceptions of PAEHR vary depending on the nurse s view of who the electronic record belongs to. Younger nurses are somewhat more negative towards PAEHR than older nurses.
Effects of Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records on Nurses Work Environment: A Survey Study on Expectations in Sweden
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