Narrative review for exploring barriers to readiness of electronic health record implementation in primary health care

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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study is to explore the enabling factors associated with readiness in Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation and to identify the barriers related to readiness regarding the situation of primary health cares in developed and developing countries. Methods: A narrative review of open-source literature was conducted using the ProQuest, ScienceDirect, MEDLINE, and PMC databases to identify the enabling factors and barriers to EHR readiness. The keywords applied were ‘electronic health record’, ‘readiness’, ‘primary health care’, and ‘primary care’. Results: Some barriers were found that may affect readiness, specifically individual barriers and organizational barriers. In developing countries, organizational barriers such as a lack of skilled manpower, insufficient senior management, and a lack of interaction among team members were the common barriers, while in developed countries individual barriers such as unfamiliarity with new systems and a lack of time to use computers were frequently found as barriers to readiness. Conclusions: This study summarized the enabling factors and barriers with regard to EHR readiness in developed and developing countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-152
Number of pages12
JournalHealthcare Informatics Research
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Barrier
  • EHR Adoption
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Primary Health Care
  • Readiness

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