Document Type

Research Project

Publication Date

Winter 12-11-2017


The use of technology in healthcare is ever increasing in our hospitals, doctor’s offices, and clinics. Studies have been done to ascertain the perceptions of patients on the use of technology in the places that provide them care. This project was done for a population that does not always receive care where the clinician is. The care is in their home by clinicians who are using laptop computers and documenting in the EMR. Home care and hospice patients or their caregivers were asked to complete a survey with seven questions scored with a 5-point Likert scale to find that they feel positive that the computer contributes to better care and helps check for errors, the clinicians are listening, and does not affect their relationship with the clinician. The biggest concern of this population is the safety and security of their information.