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Negotiating Time Scripts During Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record

Bar-Lev, Shirly; Harrison, Michael I.

Health Care Management Review:
HCMR Award Winner

Abstract: Practitioners renegotiated time use requirements in an electronic medical record (EMR), thereby improving fit between health information technology (HIT) and clinical practices. The study contains important implications for managing HIT implementation.

Author Information

Shirly Bar-Lev, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. E-mail:

Michael I. Harrison, PhD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

The views expressed in this article are the authors' and do not reflect those of the institutions with which they are affiliated.

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.