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Assessing primary health care readiness for electronic health record

Modhi S. Alsubaie; Olfat A. Salem

Numerous challenges face healthcare systems in developing countries, which makes the implementation of Information and Communications Technologies difficult. The main objective of the current study is assessing healthcare providers' readiness to electronic health record implementation at primary health care centers in Riyadh through identifying the capacity for successful implementation and identifying the correlation between the capacity for successful implementation of the electronic health record in primary health care centers in Riyadh. This study utilized a cross-sectional descriptive correlational designed. The study was conducted in a Saudi college of nursing. The sample of the study consisted of 100 nursing personnel working at primary health care centers in (Riyadh) Saudi Arabia. The results of the study showed that the capacity to successfully implement the electronic health record at the primary health care centers in Riyadh was medium. There was no direct correlation between the capacity for successful implementation of the electronic health record in primary health care centers in Riyadh and any demographic variables.

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