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dc.contributor.advisorEllingsen, Gunnar
dc.contributor.authorAttah, Ambrose Ojadale
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-05T07:14:16Z
dc.date.available2018-03-05T07:14:16Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-02
dc.description.abstractNigeria is witnessing continuing advocacy and increase in number of individuals yearning for computerization of health information and healthcare processes. However, little is known about the opinions of the diverse healthcare providers who would ensure the successful implementation and meaningful use of health information technology in the country (Adeleke, Erinle et al. 2015). This study explores the perceived challenges and prospects from the perspectives of doctors, through their knowledge and experience, that may be associated with the implementation of an electronic health record at the General Hospitals where they work. The study also sought their views on the benefits of the system if implemented. With an interpretive case study research approach, empirical material was collected from doctors in General Hospitals in three different states of Nigeria using informal phone discussions. Findings from the survey revealed that challenges associated with the implementation of EHRs in General Hospitals in Nigeria include infrastructure issues like power supply and inadequate ICT equipment; human factors issues like inadequate computer skill among non-medical and non-clinical staff; as well as political issues such as poor administration, corruption and financial constraints. And while the participants believed that willingness of the doctors to adopt the EHR system and good knowledge of computer use among the doctors were prospects to implementing the EHR, the participants agreed that benefits such as improved access to and enhanced confidentiality and safety of patient data as well as enhanced service delivery will be derived from implementing the EHR at the hospitals where they work. Keywords: Electronic Health Records, Information Infrastructure, Secondary Healthcare Facility, Nigeria, Implementation, Prospects, Challengesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/12245
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2017 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDTLM-3902
dc.subjectElectronic Health Recorden_US
dc.subjectInformation Infrastructureen_US
dc.subjectSecondary Healthcare Facilityen_US
dc.subjectNigeriaen_US
dc.subjectImplementationen_US
dc.subjectProspectsen_US
dc.subjectVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsvitenskap: 420::Kunnskapsbaserte systemer: 425en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Information and communication science: 420::Knowledge based systems: 425en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsvitenskap: 420::Kommunikasjon og distribuerte systemer: 423en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Information and communication science: 420::Communication and distributed systems: 423en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsvitenskap: 420::Sikkerhet og sårbarhet: 424en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Information and communication science: 420::Security and vulnerability: 424en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsvitenskap: 420::Systemutvikling og – arbeid: 426en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Information and communication science: 420::System development and system design: 426en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Informasjons- og kommunikasjonsvitenskap: 420::Databaser og multimediasystemer: 428en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Mathematics and natural science: 400::Information and communication science: 420::Databases and multimedia systems: 428en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Klinisk medisinske fag: 750::Allmennmedisin: 751en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Clinical medical disciplines: 750::Family practice: 751en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Helsefag: 800::Forebyggende medisin: 804en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Health sciences: 800::Preventive medicine: 804en_US
dc.titleImplementing an electronic health record in a Nigerian secondary healthcare facility. Prospects and challengesen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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