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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 168-171
Factors to overcoming barriers affecting electronic medical record usage by physicians

Hospital and Healthcare Management, Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Mr. Ankit Singh
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, A Constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Senapati Bapat Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijcm.IJCM_478_19

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Background: Hospitals are adopting electronic medical records (EMRs) in larger numbers; however, the barrier to derive its full utility is the low acceptance by physicians. Aims and Objectives: This study is done with an objective to identify the factors to overcome the barriers preventing the adoption of EMR by physicians. Materials and Methods: This study is cross sectional in natures and a self-administered questionnaire is developed based on the Technology Acceptance Model. Results: The four identified factors are positive attitude toward EMR, reliability, difficulty to use, and adaptability, these factors together, have explained 62.54 percent variance in the data set. Conclusion: The physician's acceptance for EMRs can be improved by focusing on the identified four factors, which are “positive attitude toward electronic medical records,” reliability of electronic medical records,” “difficulty level of use,” and “adaptability of electronic medical records.”

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