The Adoption of Electronic Health Record Model for Healthcare Organizations in Iraq: An Overview
Mohd. Khanapi Abd Ghani1, Ali Fahem Neamah2
1Mohd. Khanapi Abd Ghani, Biomedical Computing and Engineering Technologies (BIOCORE) Applied Research Group, Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia.
2Ali Fahem Neamah, Department of Computer Science, Computer Science and Mathematics College, Wasit University, Wasit, Iraq.

Manuscript received on February 06, 2017. | Revised Manuscript received on February 15, 2017. | Manuscript published on February 25, 2017. | PP: 21-28 | Volume-4 Issue-8, February 2017. | Retrieval Number: H1146024817
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Abstract: Electronic health record (EHR) is an essential healthcare innovation related to many controversies regarding the challenges and benefits to different stakeholders. The adoption of EHR innovation is a complicated task as discussed by the literature; thus, careful consideration and planning to all crucial factors that affect the adoption process through healthcare staff members is required. The aim of this study is to evaluate the factors that influence the adoption of EHR frameworks in healthcare institutions. These include challenges, barriers, methods and best practices EHR implementation in developed and middle-east countries. The study was performed utilizing a non-experimental study exploratory research design. This exploratory study included an essential investigation about secondary data. Through reviewing the literature of the existing frameworks, it is hope that the findings could be used as inputs for proposition of e-health records framework in Iraq. It was noted that the health section in Iraq needs continued attention to get government support.
Keywords: EHR, IT adoption, Healthcare information system, E-Health, EMR, EHR adoption.