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Factors Influencing Healthcare Professionals' Perception towards EHR/EMR Systems in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: A Systematic Review.

Authors
  • Alanazi, Bander1
  • Butler-Henderson, Kerryn1
  • Alanazi, Mohammed R2
  • 1 College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 2 College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences,Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. , (Saudi Arabia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oman medical journal
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2020
Volume
35
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5001/omj.2020.85
PMID: 33110635
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Electronic health and medical records are widely adopted in many healthcare settings worldwide to improve the quality of care. Users' perception is a significant factor influencing the successful implementation and use of e-health technologies. This systematic review aimed to identify factors influencing the perceptions of healthcare professionals towards the adoption and use of electronic health and medical record systems to improve the quality of healthcare services in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council. We identified primary studies evaluating healthcare professionals' perception towards electronic health records and/or electronic medical records in the Gulf region. Seven electronic databases, including Medline, CINAHL, Informit Health Collection, Science Direct, ProQuest, PubMed, and Scopus were used to search for the relevant articles published between January 2007 and December 2016. Thirteen articles met the inclusion criteria and were included in this systematic review. Both individual and system-related factors were found to positively or negatively influence healthcare providers' perceptions towards the systems. Understanding the impact of healthcare professionals' perception of health information technology is important for policymakers involved in the implementation programs to ensure their success. Future studies should evaluate other individual characteristics such as age, gender, and profession of the healthcare providers on their perceptions towards e-health technologies. The OMJ is Published Bimonthly and Copyrighted 2020 by the OMSB.

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