Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2010

Instructor

Tugrul Daim

Course Title

Decision Making

Course Number

EMGT 530

Subjects

Medical records -- Data processing, Patients -- Attitudes -- Surveys, Medical records -- Technological innovations, Decision making

Abstract

As technology evolves, we gradually notice its impact in any given area. In this study we consider health-care records and its future progression in technology. The objective of our study is to understand the current state of personal health-care records with a focal point in identifying the most likely option adopted from a patients’ perspective. The following three alternatives were considered after literature research; Hybrid Systems (both paper and electronic records), EMR (Electronic Medical Records), and USB Technology (portable storage with added security). In determining the best alternative, a multi-level HDM was used. Two surveys were then distributed to patients; the data obtained from the surveys were used to calculate the final results using PCM software. The survey gave us a general idea on what patients thought of the current health-care systems, followed by pair-wise comparisons between the sub-criteria and the three alternatives to determine the best option. EMR was chosen as the best alternative of personal healthcare records from the patients’ perspective.

Description

This project is only available to students, staff, and faculty of Portland State University

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/22569

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