Table 2

Selected articles purpose and key findings

Article #Paper author and yearPurposeKey findings
29 Shaker et al, 2015To determine the physicians’ perception about electronic medical record system (EMRs) in the context of its productivity in order to improve its functionality and advantages.The majority of the respondents perceived EMRs to have positive impacts.
30 El Mahalli, 2015To assess the adoption and barriers to the use of an EHR by nurses at three governmental hospitals implementing the same EHR software and functionalities in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.The respondents reported several barriers to the adoption of EHRs in hospitals. The most frequently cited include loss of access to medical records due to computer or power failure, lack of continuous training/support from IT staff, additional time for data entry, system hanging up, the complexity of technology and lack of system customisability.
31 Khalifa, 2013To identify, categorise and analyse barriers perceived by different healthcare professionals to the adoption of EMRs in order to provide suggestions on beneficial actions and options.Human and financial barriers are the main challenges to the successful implementation and adoption of EMRs.
32 Hasanain et al, 2015To examine both the knowledge and preferences of current or potential EMR users, at seven hospitals in three cities, within the western region of Saudi Arabia.Lack of knowledge or experience using EMRs and staff resistance were the main barriers to EMR implementation in Saudi Arabia.
33 Asiri et al, 2014To explore the direct and indirect effects of the organisational factors (ie, organisational support, adequate training and user involvement) and the professional factors (ie, nurse autonomy, organisational citizenship behaviour, and nurse–client relationship) on nurses’ attitude and acceptance of the EMR using the proposed model in King Abdul Aziz Medical City (KAMC).Nurses had varied attitudes towards EMR/EHR, but the majority, including those of KAMC had a positive attitude.
34 Alzobaidi et al, 2016To assess the readiness of the physicians in Al-Hada Military Hospital in Taif city toward implementing EMR.Physicians had positive attitudes that favour the adoption of EMRs.
35 Alharthi et al, 2014To measure physician satisfaction with a recently introduced electronic medical record (EMR) and to determine which of the individual attributes of EMR were related to physician satisfaction.Majority of the physicians had low overall satisfaction with the system.
36 Alasmary et al, 2014To explore the association between age, occupation and computer literacy and clinical productivity and users’ satisfaction of the newly implemented EMR at PSMMC as well as the association of user satisfaction with age and positionEMR users with high computer literacy skills were more satisfied with using EMR than users with low computer literacy skills.
37 Al-Mujaini et al, 2011To evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of physicians towards the EMR system.Majority of the respondents had a negative perception towards EMR.
38 Al Farsi and West, 2006To assess physician satisfaction through the identification of positive and negative impacts of EMR after introduction in OmanEMR implementation had positive and negative impacts, and the physicians were satisfied with the system.
39 Alsaleh and Al-AzmiTo evaluate the user interaction satisfaction with the newly implemented EMRs in the primary healthcare centres in Kuwait and to compare the pattern of reactions to the implemented EMRs among the PHC providers in Kuwait.The healthcare providers had an overall positive attitude of the EHRs regarding the system’s benefits and ease of use; however, these attitudes were influenced by various factors, including computer experience, education and training, age and length of experience.
40 Al-Azmi et al, 2008To elicit the opinion of the physician working in the primary healthcare facilities in Kuwait to the newly introduced EMRs in the government clinics of Kuwait as well as their appreciation of its utilities and advantagesRespondents were positive and satisfied with the EHR/EMR.
41 Al Alawi et al, 2014To explore physician satisfaction with an EMR system, to identify and explore the main limitations of the system and finally to submit recommendations to address these limitationsPhysicians are satisfied with the EMR and have a positive perception regarding its application.
42 Abdulla et al, 2016To examine the factors that affect users’ satisfaction with the current Health Record System in the Kingdom of BahrainInformation quality and system quality had an indirect effect on user satisfaction through trust.