Perceived benefits of implementing and using hospital information systems and electronic medical records

Mohamed Khalifa*

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Abstract

Hospital information systems (HIS) and electronic medical records (EMR) are currently considered a major part of the healthcare system, on which all the processes of care delivery depend. They have the potential to provide substantial benefits to healthcare professionals, patients and healthcare organizations. The study used quantitative survey methods through a questionnaire to collect data and information directly from different categories of healthcare professionals of four Saudi hospitals. Valid responses were 153 and ten perceived benefits were validated and ranked, these are; 1) Improved information access, 2) Increased healthcare professionals productivity, 3) Improved efficiency and accuracy of coding and billing, 4) Improved quality of healthcare, 5) Improved clinical management (diagnosis and treatment), 6) Reduced expenses associated with paper medical records, 7) Reduced medical errors, 8) Improved patient safety, 9) Improved patient outcomes and 10) Improved patient satisfaction. There is still limited data regarding the direct economic benefits of HIS & EMR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics empowers healthcare transformation
EditorsJohn Mantas, Arie Hasman, Parisis Gallos, Mowafa S. Househ
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
Pages165-168
Number of pages4
Volume238
ISBN (Electronic)9781614997801
ISBN (Print)9781614997801
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare - Athens, Greece
Duration: 7 Jul 20179 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume238
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period7/07/179/07/17

Keywords

  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Hospital Information Systems
  • Hospitals
  • Perceived Benefits

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