A study on Awareness and Uses of Electronic Medical Records among Health Care Professionals

Reshmi, B and Sabu, KM (2010) A study on Awareness and Uses of Electronic Medical Records among Health Care Professionals. International Journal of BioSciences, Healthcare Technology and Management , 2 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0975 3893

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Background: In the current scenario there is more and more dependence on information technology in health care industry. The concept of increased time for quality patient care with use of electronic medical records has emerged as a key issue in health care policy. Objective: To asses the awareness and uses of electronic medical records among health care professionals. Methods: The clinicians and allied health professionals of the hospital from 35 different specialties were listed and the required sample of the respondents was selected by simple random sampling. The data was collected by using a pre-tested semi-structured proforma. The proforma had sections on awareness, productivity, financial and technical aspects of implementing EMR. Results: About 89% of the respondents were aware of electronic medical records. About 27.5% of the respondents stated that lack of time to implement such a system would be the major disadvantage with regards to productivity. Lack of uniform standards within industry would be a technical difficulty in implementing an EMR in the hospital as stated by 20.8% of the respondents, close to 92 % of them felt that privacy /confidentiality would be a major concern for patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness; Electronic Medical Records; Health care professionals.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Health Information Management
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2012 04:22
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 04:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77605

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