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  • J Health Med Inform 2013, Vol 4(2)
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000120

Electronic Health Record Acceptance: A Descriptive Study in Zahedan, Southeast Iran

Jahanpour Alipour, Leila Erfannia*, Afsaneh Karimi and Ali Aliabadi
Instructor of Health Information Technology, Health Information Technology Department, Allied Health School of Zahedan, University of Medical Sciences, Iran
*Corresponding Author : Leila Erfannia, Instructor of Health Information Technology, Health Information Technology Department, Allied Health School of Zahedan, University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran, Tel: +989171163017, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 11, 2012 / Accepted Date: Dec 20, 2012 / Published Date: Dec 26, 2012

Abstract

Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a necessary tool for providing uninterrupted flow of information about the health
of population. The role of physicians cannot be overemphasized in the implementation of EHR; therefore, the purpose
of this study is to determine the physician’s attitude towards the acceptance of EHR project. In this regard, a descriptive
analytical study was carried out in 2011; however, sampling was done by convenience sampling method that includes
70 physicians of public hospitals affiliated to Zahedan University of Medical Sciences. Data collection was made through
a self-administered questionnaire and data processing was done using descriptive statistics and analysed by Oneway
ANOVA and One-sample t-test. The factors affecting acceptance of electronic health record by physicians were
determined as follows: management support 4.01 ± 0.60, physician involvement 4.06 ± 0.51, adequate training 4.04 ±
0.51, physician autonomy 3.20 ± 0.61, doctor-patient relationship 2.33 ± 0.82, perceived usefulness 3.91 ± 0.46 and
attitude about electronic health record acceptance 4.03 ± 0.46. Physician’s attitude towards Electronic Health Record
acceptance was determined in optimal level. In order to facilitate successful adoption of electronic health record,
involvement of physicians would be essentially required during the EHR designing, implementation and usage phase.

Keywords: Electronic health record; Physician; Acceptance

Citation: Alipour J, Erfannia L, Karimi A, Aliabadi A (2013) Electronic Health Record Acceptance: A Descriptive Study in Zahedan, Southeast Iran. J Health Med Inform 4:120. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000120

Copyright: © 2013 Alipour J. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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