Software Development Of An Electronic Medical Record System For Health Services In Nigeria

ABSTRACT

Almost all over Nigeria today, manual method of Hospital Record Keeping is the practice. No serious attempt has been made to join the Information Society by adopting new information technologies in a vital area like record keeping. This project, therefore, set out to investigate the drawbacks of manual methods on health service delivery, and subsequently designed an automated system to replace the manual method. Through participant observation and personal interview, data were collected on waiting time at the card section, and running cost of the section. The study showed that over 35 minutes of patients’ waiting time could be saved as well as over 60% of running cost of the unit. These would improve patient satisfaction and resource management in addition to exposing staff to modern methods. This research, therefore, recommends adoption of electronic medical record systems through parallel conversion from manual to electronic method to avoid abrupt disruption of work. Finally, a separate study to determine the cost of conversion is suggested.

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APA

CHIDI, N (2021). Software Development Of An Electronic Medical Record System For Health Services In Nigeria. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/software-development-of-an-electronic-medical-record-system-for-health-services-in-nigeria-1

MLA 8th

CHIDI, NWANKWO "Software Development Of An Electronic Medical Record System For Health Services In Nigeria" Afribary. Afribary, 28 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/software-development-of-an-electronic-medical-record-system-for-health-services-in-nigeria-1. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

CHIDI, NWANKWO . "Software Development Of An Electronic Medical Record System For Health Services In Nigeria". Afribary, Afribary, 28 May. 2021. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/software-development-of-an-electronic-medical-record-system-for-health-services-in-nigeria-1 >.

Chicago

CHIDI, NWANKWO . "Software Development Of An Electronic Medical Record System For Health Services In Nigeria" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/software-development-of-an-electronic-medical-record-system-for-health-services-in-nigeria-1