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Scirj Volume IV, Issue I, January 2016 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Acceptance and Use of Electronic Medical Records in Sri Lanka

Tharaniga Jeyakodi, Dillina Herath

Abstract: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) provides means to create legible and organized recordings that allow access to clinical information about an individual patient. They are essential tool for improving the safety and quality of healthcare. However, despite emerging evidence about the benefits of EMRs, there are considerable barriers to acceptance and use. The slow rate of adoption suggests that resistance among physicians must be strong as they are the main front line user group of EMR system. It is important to study the physicians’ perception towards accepting and using EMRs in the medical practices as they have a great impact on the overall adoption of EMRs in healthcare settings. This study attempts to identify the factors that affect the adoption of EMRs in the Teaching Hospitals of Sri Lanka. The study model is based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology which has been used on several organizations of different industries to study the perception of users towards using new technology. The study is conducted on a randomly selected sample of physicians who serve at Teaching Hospitals in Sri Lanka. The results indicate that Behavioral Intention affects the Actual Use of the EMR while Performance Expectancy and Effort Expectancy significantly affect the Behavioral Intention of the physicians to use EMR system in the healthcare settings in Sri Lanka.

Reference this Paper: Acceptance and Use of Electronic Medical Records in Sri Lanka by Tharaniga Jeyakodi, Dillina Herath published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume IV, Issue I, January 2016 Edition, Page 1-5 ".

Search Terms: Adoption, Electronic Medical Records, Physicians, Teaching Hospital, UTAUT

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