A Review Paper of the Current Status of Electronic Health Records Adoption Worldwide: The Gap between Developed and Developing Countries

Amal Mohammad AL-ASWAD, Simon BROWNSELL, Rebecca PALMER, Jonathan P. NICHOL

Abstract


This review paper represented a critical literature review of some related studies to the means of electronic health records in addition to their advantages and disadvantages from different perspectives and viewpoints. The main aim of this paper is concluded in reviewing the adoption of electronic health records in different countries in order to trace out the current status of adopting this technology worldwide. Through this paper, some concentration will be done on the adoption of electronic health records at Saudi Arabia since the researcher aims to follow this paper with a research to measure the “adoption of electronic health records at Saudi Arabia”. However, this paper will follow a critical review method of the “adoption” of electronic health records starting by its implementation then its distribution worldwide in some countries. This study aims to find the gaps in the literature that are related to the adoption of electronic health records worldwide.

Keywords


Medical Records (MR); Health Records (HR); Paper based Medical Records (PBMR); Electronic Health Records (EHR); Adoption of Electronic Health Records.

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