The growth in usage of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in hospitals in the United States have introduced various challenges to the communication between nurses and physicians. During a pandemic such as COVID-19, utilizing EMR communication is vital for healthcare provider groups. Still, lots of factors affect the use of EMR for nurse-physician communication. We will utilize a grounded theory approach to try to uncover factors affecting EMR-enabled communication between nurses and physicians. This study will take a longitudinal qualitative approach to collect data from nurses prior to and during COVID-19 pandemic. We expect to uncover factors affecting nurse-physician communication both before the pandemic and during the pandemic. This will be the first research that takes a grounded theory approach to longitudinally explore factors affecting nurse-physician communication. By uncovering these factors, we hope to unveil hidden factors that can be further researched by researchers and dealt with by practitioners.
Tazkarji, Mohamed and Stafford, Thomas, "HOW DOES THE EMR AFFECT THE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN HEALTHCARE PROVIDER GROUPS DURING COVID-19: NURSES PERSPECTIVE" (2022). SAIS 2022 Proceedings. 1.