Pre-EMR Implementation Study on Perception of Physicians Towards e-transfer of Health Information of One Tertiary Care Hospital in India

Jathanna, Roopalekha PN and Ataide, Elmer Jeto Gomes (2015) Pre-EMR Implementation Study on Perception of Physicians Towards e-transfer of Health Information of One Tertiary Care Hospital in India. GE- International Journal of Management Research, 3 (4). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2321-1709

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Abstract

Health Care sector in India has witnessed significant growth during the last few years, both in quality and capacity. The relatively lower cost of health care, as compared to developed countries, coupled with international quality, has positioned India as a major destination for health care services. One of the most significant and promising trends in healthcare information technology is the emergence of health information exchange (HIE) with the potential clinical benefits of HIE and the challenges of implementation of EHR in all hospitals in IndiaWe carried out a study with the objective of accessing the perceptions of physicians’ toward e – transfer of patient health information as a part of pre-EHR implementation project in one tertiary care hospital in India.It is a cross sectional study.Physicians were requested to indicate their level of perception towards e-transfer in the areas of documentation of patient care, referrals, telemedicine, time, security, communication and research. Data collection tool was Questionnaire. Analyzing the result of 182 samples was done by using SPSS V 16.0. Result is interpreted with percentiles and significance (x2).As physicians play a major role in the healthcare delivery, the willingness to adapt to upcoming e-environment is much expected from them. We analyzed perception of the physicians towards the e-transfer of patient information in the areas of documentation of patient care, referrals, telemedicine, time, security, communication and research. The result showed significant differences in physicians’ perception. This means that there was a deviation in the way they perceived the concept of e-transfer and most were reluctant to adapt to technology. From administrator’s standpoint, there should be a proper understanding why physicians resist information technology and how such resistance is manifested in their subsequent behavior, can help them devise appropriate intervention strategies for minimizing resistance and its effects on the organization. A better understanding of user perception and understanding may help to develop strategies for user acceptance to e-healthcare environment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electronic medical record; E- transfer; Health information; Perception; Physicians
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Health Information Management
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 11:43
Last Modified: 05 May 2015 11:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142597

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