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The personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) for adults with severe communication impairments: findings of pilot research.
journal contributionposted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by B Hemsley, A Georgiou, Susan BalandinSusan Balandin, Rob CarterRob Carter, S Hill, I Higgins, P Van Vliet, S McCarthy
To date, there is little information in the literature to guide the provision of supports for using the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) in populations with severe communication impairments associated with a range of disabilities. In this paper we will (a) outline the rationale for use of PCEHR in these populations by providing an overview of relevant research to date, and (b) present results of three integrated pilot studies aiming to investigate the barriers to and facilitators for PCEHR use by people with severe communication impairments and their service providers. Finally, we will present directions for future research on use of PCEHR by people with severe communication impairments.