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Title:Barriers to the Adoption of EHR in GCC Countries: Exploratory Study
Author(s):Alkhaledi, Reem; Alkhaledi, Maram; Hawamdeh, Suliman
Subject(s):Electronic health records
Barriers and adoption
Gcc countries
Records and information management
Abstract:Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have become a focus of research in health informatics due to the increasing awareness of its importance in healthcare. The call for use and adoption of EHR systems by governments around the world and in the GCC countries in particular have increased over the years in an effort to improve healthcare, reduce cost and ensure patient safety. This study examines to the challenges and barriers affecting the use and adoption of EHR by GCC countries. Investigation and analysis are based on research studies, health reports, and published data by GCC countries in the last ten years. The results revealed repeating patterns and themes with regard to the challenges and barriers to the implementation of EHR systems in the GCC countries. We hope the findings from the study would benefit healthcare institutions in GCC countries in their efforts of overcoming the challenges and barriers to the use and adoption of EHR systems.
Issue Date:2020-10-13
Series/Report:Information Needs
Information Rights
Sociology of Information
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-09

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