Table 1

Comparison of communication patterns and outcomes before and after implementation of the EMR

Before EMR (n=75)After EMR (n=123)p Value*
Nurses
 Reported communication with physician, n (%)52 (69.3)76 (61.8)0.28
 Mode of communication, n (% of total)
  Face to face50 (66.7)63 (51.2)0.03†
  Phone2 (2.7)13 (10.6)
Patients
 Reported communication with physician, n (%)55 (73.3)93 (75.6)0.72
  • *p Values based on two-sided χ2 tests of independence.

  • †p Value <0.05.

  • EMR, Electronic medical record.