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Title: Nurses' Attitudes Toward the Use of an Electronic Health Information System in a Developing Country
Authors: Salameh, Basma$AAUP$Palestinian
Eddy, Linda$Other$Other
Batran, Ahmad$AAUP$Palestinian
Hijaz, Asma$Other$Palestinian
Jaser, Shorook$Other$Other
Issue Date: Apr-2019
Abstract: The electronic-based documentation system is considered a major transformation in health care in many hospitals worldwide. Successful implementation of the system makes nurses' jobs easier, saves time, and improves the quality of care that is delivered to patients. However, little is known about the adoption of electronic health information systems in developing countries. The purpose of this study was to understand and evaluate nurses' acceptance and attitudes about implementation of an electronic health information system in Palestinian hospitals. A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted with 191 nurses in three governmental hospitals in Palestine. A majority of these nurses understood the need for and accepted the computer-based documentation as demonstrated by their scores on the attitude questionnaire. Inclusion of nurses in early phases of planning and implementation is important. Other developing countries can learn from the Palestinian experience with implementation of electronic health records.
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