Barriers to the Adoption and Use of an Electronic Medication Record

Maren Sander Granlien, Morten Hertzum

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    Resumé

    Clinicians’ adoption of the information systems deployed at hospitals is crucial to achieving the intended effects of the systems, yet many systems face substantial adoption barriers. In this study we analyse the adoption and use of an electronic medication record (EMR) 2-4 years after its deployment. We investigate mid-and-lower-level managers’ perception of (a) the extent to which clinicians have adopted the EMR and the work procedures associated with its use and (b) possible barriers toward adopting the EMR and work procedures, including the managers’ perception of the usefulness and ease of use of the EMR. The investigation consists of a questionnaire survey sent to the EMR managers in one Danish healthcare region, followed up with interviews at two hospital wards. The EMR is generally perceived as useful, yet respondents state that adoption of the EMR and related procedures is far from obtained. Eleven categories of barrier are identified with uncertainty about what the barriers concretely are as the prime barrier. This prime barrier is particularly noteworthy because the respondents are formally responsible for the adoption of the EMR. It is apparent that time alone has not led to consistent adoption of the EMR. We discuss implications of this finding for the organizational implementation of systems such as the EMR.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftElectronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation
    Vol/bind15
    Udgave nummer2
    Sider (fra-til)216-227
    Antal sider12
    ISSN1566-6379
    StatusUdgivet - 2012

    Emneord

    • adoption
    • technology acceptance
    • adoption barriers
    • organizational implementation
    • electronic medication record
    • healthcare IT

    Citer dette

    Granlien, Maren Sander ; Hertzum, Morten. / Barriers to the Adoption and Use of an Electronic Medication Record. I: Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation. 2012 ; Bind 15, Nr. 2. s. 216-227.
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    I: Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation, Bind 15, Nr. 2, 2012, s. 216-227.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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