Volume 13, Issue 39 (4-2010)                   jha 2010, 13(39): 17-24 | Back to browse issues page


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Jebraeily M, Ahmadi M, Hajavi A, Gohari M, Sedghi Jahromi M, Zareh Z. Electronic Health Records: Personnel Readiness Assessment. jha. 2010; 13 (39) :17-24
URL: http://jha.iums.ac.ir/article-1-582-en.html

Abstract:   (8653 Views)

 Introduction: Electronic Health Records are critical requirements for the improving quality of healthcare services. The aim of this research was to assess personnel readiness for EHR Implementations. 

Methods: This descriptive-cross sectional study carried out in 2008. Study sample consist of 120 workforce employees selected by cluster sampling from teaching hospitals affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUMS). Data collected by using a self-structured questionnaire to assess their computer skills, specific EHR knowledge, and attitudes (according 5 Likert-type). Collected data processed by SPSS software, presented as descriptive and analytical statistics (t-test and χ2)

Results: The readiness assessment for computer skills, knowledge, and attitude towards the implementation of EHR showed 2.78, 3.04 and 3.42 respectively. The mean of personnel readiness is 3.08. A positive correlation found between the history and the computer skills (p=0.001), and the deyre education with attitude (p=0.006) and job with attitude (p=0.003) .

Conclusion: We found no desirable condition for readiness of workforce in implementation of EHR, increasing computer skills and knowledge to improve positive attitude are needed.

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Received: 2010/06/8

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