Determining Role of Social Factors in Adoption of Electronic Health Records by Nurses

Linus K. Chirchir, Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, Stanley K. Chebon

Abstract
This paper explored social factors influencing Electronic Health Records (EHR) adoption by Nurses at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), Eldoret, Kenya. Correlation analysis showed that there existed an affirmative, strong and statistically substantial link between the social factors and EHR adoption, r (279) = 0.591, p < 0.05. Linear regression analysis disclosed that there existed a statistical and significant linear association between social factors and EHR adoption, F (1, 277) = 148.721, p < 0.01 and that social factors can statistically and significantly affect / predict EHR adoption, β2 = 0.615, t (279) = 12.195, p < 0.01. The study concludes that training nurses to rely upon EHRs and their decision support instruments can solely work to speed up all-round EHR uptake. It is recommended that nursing schools should incorporate informatics into their program of studies to ensure that future nursing students are equipped with skills that can help drive healthcare’s application of technologies such as EHRs.

Keywords: Social Factors, Adoption, Electronic Health Records, Nurses
DOI: 10.3233/SHTI200506
Publication Date:  July 2020
Citation: Chirchir, L. K., Aruasa, W. K., & Chebon, S. K. (2020). Determining Role of Social Factors in Adoption of Electronic Health Records by Nurses. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 272, 111–114. DOI: 10.3233/SHTI200506

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