Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 249–254

Electronic Health Records: Eliciting Behavioral Health Providers’ Beliefs

  • Nancy Shank
  • Elizabeth Willborn
  • Lisa PytlikZillig
  • HarmoniJoie Noel
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s10597-011-9409-6

Cite this article as:
Shank, N., Willborn, E., PytlikZillig, L. et al. Community Ment Health J (2012) 48: 249. doi:10.1007/s10597-011-9409-6

Abstract

Interviews with 32 community behavioral health providers elicited perceived benefits and barriers of using electronic health records. Themes identified were (a) quality of care, (b) privacy and security, and (c) delivery of services. Benefits to quality of care were mentioned by 100% of the providers, and barriers by 59% of providers. Barriers involving privacy and security concerns were mentioned by 100% of providers, and benefits by 22%. Barriers to delivery of services were mentioned by 97% of providers, and benefits by 66%. Most providers (81%) expressed overall positive support for electronic behavioral health records.

Keywords

Electronic health records Healthcare provider beliefs Qualitative methods 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy Shank
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Willborn
    • 1
  • Lisa PytlikZillig
    • 1
  • HarmoniJoie Noel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nebraska Public Policy CenterLincolnUSA

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