International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Physicians’ Intention To Use Electronic Medical Records In Sri Lanka

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Tharaniga Jeyakodi, Dillina Herath



Keywords : Electronic Medical Record, Intention, Physician, UTAUT



ABSTRACT: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is computerized medical information that provides means to create legible and organized recordings that allow access to clinical information about an individual patient. It represents an essential tool for improving the safety and quality of healthcare. Despite emerging evidence about the benefits of EMR, there are considerable barriers to adoption and use. The slow rate of adoption suggests that resistance among physicians must be strong as they are the main front line user group of EMR systems. Therefore, it is very important to study the physicians’ perception towards accepting and using EMRs in medical practices. This research attempts to identify factors that affect the physicians’ intention to use the EMR in Sri Lanka. The study model is based on Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology which is used to study the perception of users towards using a computerized system or new technology. The results indicate that the Performance Expectancy and Effort Expectance affect the Behavioral Intention of the physicians to use EMR in the healthcare settings of Sri Lanka.



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