Electronic Health Records ( Ehrs ) Systems

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Abstract Electronic Health Records (EHRs) systems will support the use of e-health, it is very beneficial and is the most complicated type of health information system. EHR benefits include availability, accessibility, and accuracy of data (Ayatollahi). EHR works by involving other information systems in the field of healthcare. Clearly, regularization of other health systems will speed up the process of integration and creation of EHRs. When developing an EHR, the process is not an easy job and contains many barriers that will make accomplishing goals even harder. Before, the EHR is adopted, technical problems must be recognized and solved. The main barriers to the progression and adoption of EHRs include low amounts of national information exchange, not enough human and technical issues, problems about the adjustment of the process, a shortage of integration between health information systems, a shortage of databases, and problems with keeping health information confidential (Ayatollahi). Hospital information systems were established by private information technology (IT) companies. Yet, these systems were not reliable and different vendors’ products could be found in the market; to lead the projects and avoid replication across the country, the Ministry of Health’s statistics and IT management center was selected to be accountable for designing and implementing EHRs (Ayatollahi). Introduction To accomplish any goals with EHRs, the amount of private IT companies were
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