[AISWorld] CFP: AMCIS 2014 Mini-track - Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMRs/EHRs) in Healthcare Practices

Sankaranarayanan, Balaji BSANKARANARAYAN at bentley.edu
Mon Feb 3 20:03:43 EST 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Savannah, Georgia, August 7-10, 2014

Track: Health Information Systems and Technology

Mini-track: Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMRs/EHRs) in Healthcare Practices

Mini-track Co-chairs

Dr. C. Ranganathan
Department of Information & Decision Sciences
College of Business Administration
University of Illinois at Chicago
Email: ranga at uic.edu<mailto:ranga at uic.edu>

Dr. Balaji Sankaranarayanan

Department of Information and Process Management

Bentley University

Waltham, MA 02452, USA

E-mail: bsankara at bentley.edu<mailto:bsankara at bentley.edu>

Dr. Gary David, Chair

Department of Sociology

Bentley University

Waltham, MA 02452, USA

E-mail: gdavid at bentley.edu<mailto:gdavid at bentley.edu>


Electronic Medical/Health Records (EMRs/EHRs) are a critical component of the American health-care system, supporting doctor-patient interactions by providing instant access to a variety of documents such as historical record of past treatments and conditions, patient billing, disputes and legal inquiries. The use of EMRs/EHRs faces distinctive challenges in larger hospital settings, as well as in smaller ambulatory practices including organizational challenges, resource constraints, and technological bottlenecks. Notably, vendors have many EMR/EHR offerings depending on the type of practice; however anecdotal evidence points out that implementing these solutions has been fraught with serious challenges in terms of delivering meaningful use. These differences highlight the need for in-depth multi-level examination of EMR/EHR in large, ambulatory and smaller healthcare practices.
The focus of this mini-track is on research on EMRs/EHRs in healthcare practices of various types such as large, ambulatory and smaller practices, that furthers our understanding of (1) systems, processes and strategies for implementing EMR/EHR (2) Electronic exchange of healthcare information among different stakeholders, (3) Integration of mobile devices and medical devices with healthcare systems 3) security and privacy issue associated with EMR/EHR in healthcare organizations.
The mini-track is open to broad survey articles, case studies, conceptual papers, descriptive reports, focused research issues analyzed using a variety of tools and empirical methodologies including, but not limited to survey, experimental design, workflow and other forms of business process modeling, interviews, content analysis, and various qualitative approaches. You are welcome to submit work that is not fully completed as long as the importance of the problem is well-established, paper is well articulated and fits with the themes of the research track. However, completed research will receive precedence.
Suggested Topics
The topics that characterize this mini-track are:
*         Implementation of EMR/EHR systems in healthcare practices
*         Value proposition of EMR/EHR systems
*         Interconnectivity and information sharing between EMR/EHR systems across practices and hospitals
*         Improvement in healthcare process through EMR/EHR systems
*         Implementing electronic prescribing and practice management systems by healthcare providers
*         Work flow redesign in  healthcare practices
*         Achieving meaningful use by healthcare  providers
*         Health Information Exchanges
*         Challenges and issues of sharing electronic health information among different stakeholders
*         Enhancing security and privacy in electronic exchange of healthcare information
*         Integration of Medical Devices (such as Vital signs monitor, EKG and ECG machines etc.) with EMR/EHR systems
*         Mobile devices (smart phones, tablet PCs, iPads etc.) and EMR/EHR systems
*         Mobile personal health records

Balaji Sankaranarayanan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, IPM Department
Bentley University
175 Forest Street, Smith 402
Waltham, MA 02452
Office: (781) 891 2068      Fax: (781) 891 2949

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