Journal of Medical Systems

, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 17–22

Use of Electronic Medical Records in Oman and Physician Satisfaction

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10916-006-7399-7

Cite this article as:
Farsi, M.A. & West, D.J. J Med Syst (2006) 30: 17. doi:10.1007/s10916-006-7399-7

Abstract

The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a computerized record of clinical, demographic and management information. EMR is an enabling technology that allows physicians to utilize quality improvement processes in the practice of medicine. Oman is one of the Middle Eastern Countries that has implemented an integrated electronic hospital information system at government health care institutions. The system was first applied in primary health care centers and then implemented in hospitals. Survey research highlights factors that affect physician satisfaction and utilizing of this new technology in a hospital setting. Outcome survey data suggests areas for improvement. Specific concerns about patient confidentiality are discussed as well as quality improvement in patient care.

Keywords

Electronic medical record Physician satisfaction Information system Oman 

Copyright information

© Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MHA ProgramUniversity of Scranton
  2. 2.Department of Health Administration and Human ResourcesUniversity of ScrantonScranton

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