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ERIC Number: ED566624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 133
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3394-7424-3
Health Care Professionals' Perceptions of the Use of Electronic Medical Records
Adeyeye, Adebisi
ProQuest LLC, D.H.A. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
Electronic medical record (EMR) use has improved significantly in health care organizations. However, many barriers and factors influence the success of EMR implementation and adoption. The purpose of the descriptive qualitative single-case study was to explore health care professionals' perceptions of the use of EMRs at a hospital division of a major medical center. The study findings highlighted the challenges in transitioning from paper records to EMR despite the many benefits and potential improvement in health care. A description of the 16 health care professionals' perceptions of EMR use emerged by adopting the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT) model and NVivo 10 computer software to aid with the analysis of semi-structured, recorded, and transcribed interviews. Themes emerging from the analysis were in five categories: (a) Experience of health care professionals with a subtheme of workflow, (b) Challenges in transition from paper to EMR, (c) Barriers to EMR acceptance, with a subtheme of privacy, confidentiality, and security, (d) Leadership support, and (d) Success of EMR. The findings of the case study may inform health care industry decision makers of additional social and behavioral factors needed for successful EMR strategic planning, implementation, and maintenance. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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