Adoption of EMR is a major challenge not only in developing countries, but also in some developed countries. For example, only 9% of hospitals in the USA had adopted electronic medical record keeping by 2008. In India, adoption is relatively higher, with 60% of hospitals using electronic medical record keeping in surgery room (Kalogriopoulos et […]
Uganda and Sub-Saharan Africa at large is faced with substantial burden of disease such as HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and malaria among others. This challenge is exacerbated by healthcare service delivery that is plagued with inefficiency, low quality of healthcare, and generally, increasing complexity in the healthcare system given emergence of new diseases and population bulge. Good […]
Electronic medical records (EMRs) are a digital version of the paper charts in the clinician’s office. An EMR contains the medical and treatment history of the patients in one practice. EMRs have advantages over paper records. For example, EMRs allow clinicians to: Track data over time Easily identify which patients are due for preventive screenings or […]
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