Effect of EMR implementation on clinic time, patient and staff satisfaction, and chart completeness in a resource-limited antenatal clinic in Kenya

Alice Gray, Christe Henshaw, Julie Wright, Jessica Leah, David Caloia, Rachel F. Spitzer, Elkanah Omenge, Benjamin Chemwolo, William M. Tierney

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Abstract

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are thought to improve healthcare through a variety of means. However, the study of EMR implementation in resource-poor settings has been minimal. Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) is the second largest tertiary care centre in Kenya, hosting a busy antenatal clinic serving Eldoret and surrounding regions. The recent transition from written to electronic antenatal records at MTRH permits the opportunity to study whether this change improves quality of care, in terms of: Time: Does the patient or healthcare worker spend the same amount of time at the encounter? Satisfaction: Is the patient or healthcare worker more or less satisfied with the encounter? Completeness: Does the antenatal record do a better job of recording key information in the antenatal history? Our Objective wasto determine the effects of EMR implementation on an antenatal clinic in a resource-limited setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
Edition1-2
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Number1-2
Volume192
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period8/20/138/23/13

Keywords

  • Developing Countries
  • Electronic Health Records

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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    Gray, A., Henshaw, C., Wright, J., Leah, J., Caloia, D., Spitzer, R. F., Omenge, E., Chemwolo, B., & Tierney, W. M. (2013). Effect of EMR implementation on clinic time, patient and staff satisfaction, and chart completeness in a resource-limited antenatal clinic in Kenya. In MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (1-2 ed.). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 192, No. 1-2). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-1222