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The adoption of electronic medical records and decision support systems in Korea

Abstract

OBJECTIVES
To examine the current status of hospital information systems (HIS), analyze the effects of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSS) have upon hospital performance, and examine how management issues change over time according to various growth stages.

METHODS
Data taken from the 2010 survey on the HIS status and management issues for 44 tertiary hospitals and 2009 survey on hospital performance appraisal were used. A chi-square test was used to analyze the association between the EMR and CDSS characteristics. A t-test was used to analyze the effects of EMR and CDSS on hospital performance.

RESULTS
Hospital size and top management support were significantly associated with the adoption of EMR. Unlike the EMR results, however, only the standardization characteristic was significantly associated with CDSS adoption. Both EMR and CDSS were associated with the improvement of hospital performance. The EMR adoption rates and outsourcing consistently increased as the growth stage increased. The CDSS, Knowledge Management System, standardization, and user training adoption rates for Stage 3 hospitals were higher than those found for Stage 2 hospitals.

CONCLUSIONS
Both EMR and CDSS influenced the improvement of hospital performance. As hospitals advanced to Stage 3, i.e. have more experience with information systems, they adopted EMRs and realized the importance of each management issue.

Chae YM, Yoo KB, Kim ES, Chae H. The adoption of electronic medical records and decision support systems in Korea. Healthc Inform Res. 2011 Sep;17(3):172–7.

28 November 2011

Bibliographic Data

Title:

The adoption of electronic medical records and decision support systems in Korea

Author(s):

Chae, Young Moon; Yoo, Ki Bong; Kim, Eun Sook; Chae, Hogene

Journal

Healthcare Informatics Research, 17(3), pp. 172-177
(2011-09)

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DOI:

10.4258/hir.2011.17.3.172

PMID:

22084812

Keyword(s):

Decision Support Systems, Electronic Health Records, Electronic Medical Records, Hospital Information Systems, Information Management, Knowledge Management, Korea

Citation:
Chae YM, Yoo KB, Kim ES, Chae H. The adoption of electronic medical records and decision support systems in Korea. Healthc Inform Res. 2011 Sep;17(3):172–7.

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