Student Dissertation

Agency : Healthcare Delivery; EMR System; EMR Implementation; Doctors on EMR Implementation

Objective : To know the perspective of doctors on EMR implementation in Moolchand Hospital. To assess the extent of compliance in EMR implementation.

Background : The electronic medical record (EMR) has the most wide-ranging capabilities and thus the greatest potential for improving quality. Research has demonstrated that EMR offer numerous advantages over traditional paper-based systems. Through rapid information retrieval and efficient data management, EMR systems have the potential to improve the quality of patient care and to control costs. This can be achieved through fewer adverse drug events, lower mortality and morbidity rates, seamless continuity of patient care, greater efficiencies, and lower costs.

Methodology : A Descriptive study was carried out at OPD of tertiary care Hospital from 6th February 2017 to 6th May 2017.

Findings : As per data 31% of the staff collects the data several times, that is more often 17% of the staff never collects the data or the said information. It can be said that it is far easier to change the attitude of the 31% of the staff from several times to daily with a little motivation and encouragement, as compared to changing the attitude of the 17%, where a much greater effort and innovation or incentive would be required.

Recommendations : Most of the doctors understand and consider that most of the tasks in EMR is part their work. There is still some scope of change in attitude in some clinical tasks like obtaining the results from new tests or investigations, Answering questions concerning general medical knowledge, Producing data reviews for specific patient groups, Completing sick-leave forms, Collecting patient data for various medical declarations, Check and signing typed dictations, so that the new EMR can be utilized to the full extent, thus improving the quality of services and patient satisfaction in the long run