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Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic

Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz.

Abstract
The current technological era is marked for high generation of clinical data by healthcare
providers on day to day basis. Developed countries store this electronic medical record digitally
as a storehouse of hospitals but government hospitals in developing countries like Pakistan are
struggling. Traumatized by COVID pandemic, world is under constant competitive pressure and
social influence for adoption of health technology irrespective of developed, under-developing,
as well as emerging states. The current study targeted to unveil issues confronting government
hospitals in Pakistan regarding implementation of electronic medical records (EMR). This
research employed the social constructivism as an approach to comprehend employee
perceptions within the prevailing sociopolitical and cultural regime. 20 participants were selected
for data collection. A score of individual as well as institutional factors were identified that
impede the adoption and implementation of EMR in government hospitals of Pakistan. Key
issues unveiled as deficient planning, restricted IT skills, inefficient professional qualification,
and excessive workload that hinder integration of other systems with EMR. Three established
theories DOI, AMO and institutional were consulted to address these issues and recommend
strategies to implement EMR in a successful way in government hospitals of Pakistan.

Key words: Health technology, Issues, Electronic Medical Record, Government hospitals


 
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Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz. Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic. JCR. 2021; 8(1): 532-545. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58


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Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz. Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=52616 [Access: February 05, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58


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Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz. Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic. JCR. 2021; 8(1): 532-545. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58



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Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz. Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic. JCR. (2021), [cited February 05, 2021]; 8(1): 532-545. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58



Harvard Style

Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz (2021) Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic. JCR, 8 (1), 532-545. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58



Turabian Style

Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz. 2021. Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (1), 532-545. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58



Chicago Style

Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz. "Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic." Journal of Critical Reviews 8 (2021), 532-545. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz. "Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic." Journal of Critical Reviews 8.1 (2021), 532-545. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Dr. Tazeem Akhter, Dr. Masood Nizam Tubassum, Dr. Ahsan Masood, Dr. Raja Sajjad Asghar, Minahil Niaz (2021) Adoption of health technology; unveiling the issues in public hospitals during COVID Pandemic. Journal of Critical Reviews, 8 (1), 532-545. doi:10.31838/jcr.08.01.58