The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has funded a study to investigate the impact of electronic health records and meaningful use criteria on emergency department workflow at two New York City hospitals.

Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital are participating in the study which will evaluate the impact of MU on clinician workflow, including information seeking, team interaction, and decision making in the context of cliniciansÂ’ use of EHRs. Three data collection methods will be used: clinician shadowing, log-files of EHR use, and sensor-based data collection using RFID technology to track the movement and interaction patterns of clinicians.

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