Physician knowledge, perception and attitudes towards electronic medical record systems in Newfoundland and Labrador

Heath King, Sara-Lynn (2012) Physician knowledge, perception and attitudes towards electronic medical record systems in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Objectives: To illustrate the knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes of Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) physicians towards electronic medical record (EMR) systems and their use in the practice of health care. -- Methods: A self-administered mail-out survey was used to collect information on physician characteristics, computer experience, perceptions about EMR systems, and opinions on acceptable costs of these systems. -- Results: Forty percent of eligible physicians responded. Physicians agreed that an EMR system should be implemented and that using an EMR would improve the access to and the efficiency of health care. -- Conclusions: The major concern regarding the use and implementation of an EMR system is cost-related. Examining potential subsidy models for implementation and use of EMR systems for NL physicians should be undertaken.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6137
Item ID: 6137
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 51-60).
Department(s): Medicine, Faculty of
Date: 2012
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Medical records--Data processing; Medical records--Management--Newfoundland and Labrador; Physicians--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes; Physicians--Practice--Newfoundland and Labrador--Information services; Information storage and retrieval systems--Medical care--Newfoundland and Labrador;
Medical Subject Heading: Medical Records Systems, Computerized--Newfoundland and Labrador; Forms and Records Control--Newfoundland and Labrador; Attitude of Health Personnel--Newfoundland and Labrador; Physicians--Newfoundland and Labrador;

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