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Publication: Cognitive workload changes for nurses transitioning from a legacy system with paper documentation to a commercial electronic health record

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Colligan, Potts, et al Figure 1

Hospitals across the world are moving to electronic health records, but adapting to using any new system can be a challenge. In the high risk environment of medicine, increases in cognitive workload can be dangerous. In a study in the United States, Lacey Colligan (MSc Risk Management 2006) along with Henry Potts (senior lecturer in CHIME), Chelsea Finn and Robert Sinkin, followed paediatric nurses on a ward and a neonatal intensive care unit as they coped with a new EHR.

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