Open Access Week 2021: Author Spotlight #5

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Open Access Week 2021: Author Spotlight #5

OA Fund Recipient Spotlight: William Opoku-Agyeman, School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, College of Health and Human Services

Dr Opoku-Agyeman's article, Factors that Determine Comprehensive Categorical Classification of EHR Implementation Levels, was published in the open access journal Health Services Insights. Read it here: https://doi.org/10.1177/11786329211024788

Research summary from the authors:
"The study explores what hospital organizations' characteristics are associated with adopting and implementing different types of comprehensive EHR. Using multiple years of hospital data, we explored this relationship. We found that hospitals with a greater amount of human resources and financial assets were more likely to have implemented higher levels of EHR."

Why did you decide to publish open access?
"To allow the knowledge generated to be widely and readily available for the audience to review and learn in a convenient form."

What advice do you have for others who want to publish open access?
"I would say go for it. If you have the funds to publish in open access, that will be great, and it allows the audience to have ready access to your work."
Randall Library will be spotlighting authors who've received our funding to publish in open access journals all week long! Find more information about our full slate of OA Week 2021 events here: https://lib.uncw.edu/OAWeek2021
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