Article Number: DRJEIT159832637
Vol. 7(6), pp. 116-127, October 2020
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Original Research Article
Assessment of the Application of Electronic Systems in the Management of Patient Records in Abuth, Zaria
This study examined The Application of Electronic Systems in the Management of Patient Records in Abuth, Zaria. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researchers enumerated three research questions: What is the level of use of electronic systems in the management of patient records in ABUTH, Zaria, What are the benefits of the application of electronic systems in the management of patient records in ABUTH, Zaria, What are the challenges to the effective application of the electronic system in the management of patients records in ABUTH, Zaria. The survey research method was used for the study while questionnaires were used to obtain relevant data from the population who were made of 36 staff samples from various records departments of ABUTH. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The research revealed that there should be the provision of internet resources and computer, provision of the adequate release of funds to purchase and maintain ICT tools, training/retraining of health records personnel on computer hands-on, provision of regular power supply, and promoting good organizational design, good maintenance culture to ensure its efficiency, there should be proper maintenance of the databank to avoid system breakdown.
Keywords: Electronic Health Information (EHI), Health Information Management (HIM), Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Electronic Prescribing (EP) Electronic Health Record (HER), Health Information System (HIS) National Health Service (NHS)