Usability Challenges and Barriers in EHR Training of Primary Care Resident Physicians

  • Min Soon Kim
  • Martina A. Clarke
  • Jeffery L. Belden
  • Elaine Hinton
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8529)


Current EHRs require a large investment of resources for a user to reach a certain level of proficiency, which is a significant obstacle for new physicians who are not sufficiently trained by their medical schools. Beginning residents in primary care cope with a steep learning curve on EHR use due to EHRs with poor usability, which may lead to medical errors, and decreased quality of patient care. Identifying and addressing early barriers in the learning environment of residents while using an EHR can help improve overall capacity of the new physicians, and save costs for the organization. The goal of this study is to assess current usability challenges and barriers in EHR education and training program at the University of Missouri Health Care (UMHC).


Electronic Medical Record Electronic Health Record Health Information Technology Computerize Physician Order Entry System Electronic Health Record Implementation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Min Soon Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martina A. Clarke
    • 2
  • Jeffery L. Belden
    • 3
  • Elaine Hinton
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Health Management and InformaticsUniversity of MissouriUSA
  2. 2.University of Missouri Informatics InstituteUniversity of MissouriUSA
  3. 3.Department of Family and Community MedicineUniversity of MissouriUSA
  4. 4.Center for Education and DevelopmentUniversity of MissouriUSA

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