Development of an EMR implementation framework for public hospitals in Saudi Arabia

Hasanain, Rihab Abdulaziz (2015) Development of an EMR implementation framework for public hospitals in Saudi Arabia. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a system that has been embraced by healthcare providers worldwide. However, the implementation success of EMRs has varied widely. Studies have identified both barriers to and facilitators for implementing EMRs within healthcare organisations.

In Saudi Arabia (SA), the majority of healthcare providers manage patient records manually. As public hospitals are a major provider of health services in SA and have been shown to face more EMR implementation barriers than private hospitals, there is a need for an implementation framework to guide EMR implementation in Saudi public hospitals. This doctoral project therefore aimed to develop an evidence-based EMR implementation framework for public hospitals in SA informed by those who work at the micro-implementation level and the macro-implementation level and the extant literature sensitive to the cultural, resource-related, and technological, organisational, and environmental issues of SA.

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ID Code: 91387
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Clark, Michele & Vallmuur, Kirsten
Keywords: Electronic Medical Record, Implementation, Framework, Saudi Arabia, Barriers, Enablers, Public Hospitals
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2016 04:56
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 04:58

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