Perceptions of Medical and Nursing Staff Towards Electronic Records at Selected Private Health Institutions in Zimbabwe

Beauty Masceline Makiwa (Three Dreamers Enterprises, Zimbabwe) and Blessing Chiparausha (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 198
EISBN13: 9781799865728|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2527-2.ch010
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The study sought to find the types of electronic records that are used at selected private health institutions in Zimbabwe and establish the perceptions of medical and nursing staff towards the electronic records. The study also examined the challenges that are faced by private health institutions' medical and nursing staff when using electronic records, and some solutions to these challenges were proffered. Purposive sampling was used to select institutions that participated in the study. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect data from medical and nursing staff from the selected institutions. The study confirms that medical and nursing staffs' perceptions towards electronic records are positive, but knowledge about and usage of electronic records are relatively in their infancy at the private health institutions studied. However, uptake of electronic records is significantly going up as the institutions grapple to match global standards.
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