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Healthc Inform Res. 2015 Oct;21(4):292-298. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.4258/hir.2015.21.4.292
Choi W , Park M , Hong E , Kim S , Ahn R , Hong J , Song S , Kim T , Kim J , Yeo S .
Department of Emergency Medicine, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea. korean.er.md@gmail.com
Department of Management Information System, Ehwa School of Business, Ehwa Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
Computational Team, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.
Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Recent advances in mobile technology have opened up possibilities to provide strongly integrated mobile-based services in healthcare and telemedicine. Although the number of mobile Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications is large and growing, there is a paucity of evidence demonstrating the usage patterns of these mobile applications by healthcare providers. This study aimed to illustrate the deployment process for an integrated mobile EHR application and to analyze usage patterns after provision of the mobile EHR service. METHODS: We developed an integrated mobile application that aimed to enhance the mobility of healthcare providers by improving access to patient- and hospital-related information during their daily medical activities. The study included mobile EHR users who accessed patient healthcare records between May 2013 and May 2014. We performed a data analysis using a web server log file analyzer from the integrated EHR system. Cluster analysis was applied to longitudinal user data based on their application usage pattern. RESULTS: The mobile EHR service named M-UMIS has been in service since May 2013. Every healthcare provider in the hospital could access the mobile EHR service and view the medical charts of their patients. The frequency of using services and network packet transmission on the M-UMIS increased gradually during the study period. The most frequently accessed service in the menu was the patient list. CONCLUSIONS: A better understanding regarding the adoption of mobile EHR applications by healthcare providers in patient-centered care provides useful information to guide the design and implementation of future applications.

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