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Challenges of Electronic Health Records Implementation

Author(s): Goverdhan Das Mogli

Journal: Sri Lanka Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics
ISSN 2012-6077

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 67;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: eHealth Solutions | EHR | Electronic Health Records | GCC countries | EHR

Despite many nations embraced the computerization, but due to some shortcomings, the implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) not getting anticipated results. In order to address this issue, the author drawn four phased road map and undertook a study to understand thoroughly the problems one encounters before, during and after the implementation of electronic health records. The author wish to share with congress participants, the experience gained and progress made in eight nations, having served at the national level as Senior Medical Record Consultant Adviser and visiting WHO Consultant, in GCC Countries (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, and Oman), besides serving in Afghanistan and India. The dramatic transformation from only 5-10% of hospitals which had good medical records in GCC Countries had changed after implementation of electronic health records to 70-80% of them have shown dramatic progress and their effective and efficient functioning is remarkable.

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