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The Role of Electronic Health Records in Improving Communication Between Health Professionals in Primary Healthcare Centres in Riyadh: Perception of Health Professionals

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Alanazi, B and Butler-Henderson, K and Alanazi, MR, The Role of Electronic Health Records in Improving Communication Between Health Professionals in Primary Healthcare Centres in Riyadh: Perception of Health Professionals, Studies in health technology and informatics, pp. 499-503. ISSN 0926-9630 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/SHTI190272

Abstract

Improving communication among healthcare providers is one of the critical components of safe and quality patient care. The study objective is to examine how occupation and training of health professionals in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia influence professionals' perception of the role of electronic health records (EHRs) in improving communication between healthcare providers in primary healthcare centres. A survey-based study method employing a descriptive, cross-sectional design was used. Health professionals' occupation and training were found to influence their perception of the role of the EHR in improving interprofessional communication. Physicians and professionals with training on EHRs had the highest rating for the system's role in improving communication between healthcare professionals. All healthcare providers should embrace EHR systems in their practice to promote interprofessional communication and collaboration in the patient care process.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:EHR, primary care
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Alanazi, B (Mr Bander Alanazi)
UTAS Author:Butler-Henderson, K (Associate Professor Kerryn Butler-Henderson)
ID Code:134935
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-09-14
Last Modified:2019-10-17
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