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dc.contributor.advisorEllingsen, Gunnar
dc.contributor.authorDarko-Yawson, Samuel
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-24T05:08:04Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-15T09:42:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-15T09:42:38Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-14
dc.description.abstractThe implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in developing countries is considered a means for improved data quality and high quality care. However, existing research, indicate that EHRs have recorded greater quantity of bad data instead of improving the quality of data. The reasons for this is not exactly clear. Accordingly, this paper takes a broader socio-technical approach to explore the issues in more detail. The paper explores the relationship between EHRs and quality at the Pentecost Hospital Madina-Ghana by using an interpretative research approach with an in-depth semi-structured and unstructured interviews, observations, documentation and photographic analysis without any preconceived hypothesis to research the phenomena under study. The result of the study indicates that the EHRs introduced at the hospital have so far had limited effect on data quality and that context-related challenges are the major pitfalls identified in the study. Based on a socio- technical approach the paper discusses the need to; consider users and technology as intertwined, how technology changes practice, how it formalizes roles and responsibilities in the process, why it requires collaborative work and why realistic goals as opposed to exaggerated expectationen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/11025
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.subject.courseIDTLM-3902
dc.subjectVDP::Technology: 500::Medical technology: 620en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Teknologi: 500::Medisinsk teknologi: 620en_US
dc.subjectElectronic Health Record system (EHRs)en_US
dc.subjectData Qualityen_US
dc.subjectSocio-technical approachen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.titleAssessing and improving EHRs data quality through a socio-technical approachen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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