Supporting the information domains of fall-risk management in home care via health information technology

Dari Alhuwail, Güneş Koru, Mary Etta Mills

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Abstract

In the United States, home care clinicians often start the episode of care devoid of relevant fall-risk information. By collecting and analyzing qualitative data from 30 clinicians in one home health agency, this case study aimed to understand how the currently adopted information technology solutions supported the clinicians’ fall-risk management (FRM) information domains, and explored opportunities to adopt other solutions to better support FRM. The currently adopted electronic health record system and fall-reporting application served only some information domains with a limited capacity. Substantial improvement in addressing the FRM information domains is possible by effectively modifying the existing solutions and purposefully adopting new solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-171
Number of pages17
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Volume35
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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Keywords

  • Fall-risk management
  • falls
  • health information technology
  • home health care
  • information needs
  • qualitative

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