Factors influencing the adoption of electronic health records in the Australian environment

Ouheda, Salem and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul and Chakraborty, Subrata and Gururajan, Raj (2019) Factors influencing the adoption of electronic health records in the Australian environment. In: 24th Annual Conference of the Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute: Technology Supporting People and Decision Making, 15-18 July 2019, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

With the widespread use of medical records and the subsequent rise in the use of electronic health records (EHRs), the success of their adoption has become an important consideration for health agencies. In the current digital environment, the adoption of EHR has become significant because it limits the use of paper trails, and the care may be more effective because it is based on the electronic transfer of patient information. However, an improvement in the quality of the healthcare service is dependent upon how well EHRs are managed in healthcare as many stakeholders will contribute to them. While the advantages of EHRs are significant and cannot be disputed, a number of concerns have been raised regarding their success, as well as the ways in which they are adopted. The diversity of factors that affect the adoption of EHRs in various contexts requires a comprehensive investigation in order to establish a precise knowledge of their adoption in various healthcare settings. Such identification will help to mitigate many issues in their organisation at policy, workflow efficiency adoption and management levels. In this study, various factors that affect the adoption of EHRs in Australia will be identified and explored so as to arrive at a conceptual model that can be empirically tested later. Considering the vast amount of resources being dedicated to the adoption of EHRs in Australia, identifying barriers to their adoption, especially on an organisational level is essential for its success. Many studies have been conducted to understand barriers to the adoption of EHRs in Australia; however, there have been few studies concentrating on an organisational level in order to explore the challenges and obstacles that face specific organisations.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 23:48
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2019 01:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: adoption, healthcare, electronic health record
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37001

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