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Physicians Perception Toward An Electronic Prescribing System At An Academic Medical Center (Amc) In Saudi Arabia: An Exploratory Study


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Liste des auteurs: Nouf Khalid Al-Kahtani, Ola Ibrahim Ramzi, Arun Vijay Subbarayalu, Jumana Abdulmohsen Almulhim and Baynah Fahad Almulhim
Editeur: IJSTR
Année de publication: 2019
Journal: International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research
Lexique des acronymes: IJSTR
Numéro du volume: 8
Numéro de publication: 10
Page d'accueil: 358
Dernière page: 363
Nombre de pages: 6
ISSN: 2277-8616
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eISSN: 2277-8616


Due to advancement in the field of health information technology, healthcare organizations (HCO) encouraging the adoption of e-prescribing systems to improve quality of patient careand patient safety. However, physicians employed at HCO facing some barriers to effectively implement these e-prescribing systems. The main purpose of this study was to bring out the hidden perceptions of physicians about Quadramed e-prescribing system prevailing at King Fahad Hospital of the University (KFHU), an academic medical center (AMC), Saudi Arabia. Consequently, assesses the benefits, disadvantages and, barriers of e-prescribing system which is currently implemented in KFHU. Methods: An exploratory study design was adopted and eighty physicians (N=80) who used e-prescribing system at KFHU were surveyed through a self-structured questionnaire via an online system. Statistical analysis was carried out using SPSS 19.0. Results: The results showed that 52% of physicians were satisfied with the e-prescribing system at KFHU. Factors influencing system’s functionality and usability were identified as lack of access to available patient data; hard and complicated system; lack of training and support. Conclusion: Majority of the surveyed physicians were satisfied with the system. This study recommends several improvement opportunities to enhance both functionality and usability of e-prescribing system. And help the policy planners of AMCs in KSA to understand the physician’s voice about e prescribing system which helps them to develop appropriate strategies for its improvement.


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