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Factors that influence the perception of healthcare professionals to use EHR systems in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: A systematic review


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Alanazi, B, Butler-Henderson, K ORCID: 0000-0002-6082-2108 and Alanazi, M 2020 , 'Factors that influence the perception of healthcare professionals to use EHR systems in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: A systematic review' , Oman Medical Journal, vol. 35, no. 6 , doi: 10.5001/omj.2020.85.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Alanazi, B and Butler-Henderson, K and Alanazi, M
Keywords: Electronic Health Records, medical Informatics, perception, quality of health care
Journal or Publication Title: Oman Medical Journal
Publisher: Oman Medical Specialty Board
ISSN: 1999-768X
DOI / ID Number: 10.5001/omj.2020.85
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