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 … Continue reading Factors influencing adoption of EMR systems in developing country setting
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 … Continue reading Barriers to Health Information Systems and Electronic Medical Records Implementation. A Field Study of Uganda’s Hospitals
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 … Continue reading What is the Difference between Electronic Health Records & Electronic Medical Records?
Healthcare systems and service delivery is becoming more complex by the day. Population bulge and disease outbreak – including emergence of new diseases significantly aggravate the situation. Transitioning from paper-based medical records to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems is indispensable in managing these complexities. The population in need of medical care in developing countries and … Continue reading Insights of Healthcare systems and health service delivery in Ugandan’s Hospitals and healthcare centres
Uganda's Health Management System (HMIS) is predominantly a paper-based system, with almost all health facilities visited purely using paper-based (manual) capture of patient’s data, and manually aggregate data from source tools into periodic HMIS reports and submit manual reports to the next level. Flow of data is basically a paper-based process, although there are digitization … Continue reading How Intergrated Electronic Health System can overcome complex data challenges in Uganda’s Healthcare Centers.
Do electronic medical records improve quality of care? Electronic medical records have had a positive effect on patient care and the work lives of Doctors. Over the past few decades our medical knowledge has increased. More investigative and treatment options are available; as a result our patients are living longer and we are dealing with … Continue reading Improve Health Care, Save Money And Most Importantly Save Lives. All Uganda’s Health Care Centers and Hospitals Need An Electronic Information Systems ?