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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
Owner: Western University "Vasile Goldis" Arad, Romania
ISSN: 1224-3744
e-ISSN: 2067-7790

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PERCEPTIONS OF SPECIALISTS IN OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE ON POSSIBLE OBSTACLES ENCOUNTERED IN USING ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR) PDF Print E-mail
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Article Title:PERCEPTIONS OF SPECIALISTS IN OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE ON POSSIBLE OBSTACLES ENCOUNTERED IN USING ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS (EHR)
Authors:Dorin TRIFF
Affiliation:“Vasile Goldis” Western University Arad, The Faculty of General Medicine, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine
Abstract:Knowledge of physicians’ opinions and expectations about EHR represents a major factor of success in its implementation in clinical practice.
The objectives of the current study were:
- to estimate individual and contextual characteristics of the population represented by occupational health physicians as well as to highlight the existence of links between them;
- to highlight how these characteristics influence the perception of possible obstacles encountered in using Electronic Health Records. A total of 52 specialists, from five counties, agreed to answer a Pre-test questionnaire during 15.02.2010-30.03.2010 and received the Medmun, an EHR practical application for evaluation. Pre-test questionnaire aimed at OM physicians’ perceptions possible obstacles encountered in using Electronic Health Records according to physicians’ individual and contextual characteristics
Physicians who perceive associated costs as an obstacle to the use of EHR associate it with the fear of changes in office work. The study underlines the importance of acquiring the level of training and skills in the use of EHR so as not to perceive the use of EHR in clinical practice as an obstacle. Providers of computer applications must offer OM physicians appropriate training to use these applications, an important element for successful integration of EHR in medical practice.
Keywords:Electronic health records; Occupational medicine, perception evaluation of the EHR software, Occupational Health Services, standards, classification
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