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KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF HEALTH CARE WORKER ON ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORD SYSTEM IN KING KHALID HOSPITAL MAJMAAH (KSA), IN 2015

Abdullah Aldayri*, Khalid Altohami, Khulaif Alhuwayshan, Hamad Al Sheikh, Saud Almutari and Waqas Sami

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Background: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system is "an electronic record of health-related information on an individual that can be created, gathered, managed, and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff within one health care organization" knowledge, attitude and practice are important contributor for using the (EMR). Purpose: The study aims to assess knowledge, attitude and practice of health care workers on electronic medical record system in king Khalid general hospital majmaah (KSA). Methods: The data was collected from 260 health care workers in king Khalid general hospital majmaah, using convenience sampling technique. Participants were asked to fill in structured, pre-coded and pre-tested questionnaire which was consisting of three domains to assess their knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP). Results: The findings showed that the health care workers had high levels of knowledge (81.2%), and attitude (78.1%), but low level of practice (43.1%) in dealing with electronic medical record system in king Khalid general hospital Almajmaah, statistically significant difference were observed between practice and department of the staff (p= 0.000), and being a male of staff (p= 0.022), occupation of staff (p= 0.000). The knowledge and attitude were high among Saudi (53.6%, 55.7%), males (54.7%, 54.7%), and those who are less than 30 years old (55.7%, 55.7%) respectively. the practice was high among male (61.6%), who is less than 30 years old (57.1%), Conclusion: The health care workers in king Khalid general hospital Almajmaah (KSA) had very good level of knowledge, attitude and low practice concerning electronic medical record system.

Keywords: Electronic Medical Record System. Knowledge. Attitude. practice.


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