Table 3

Summary of themes

ReferencePerceived benefits of using EHR/EMRPerceived barriers to adopting EHR/EMR
Improved access to clinical dataImproved quality of careMore efficient workflowImproved patient safetyImproves communicationGood source of educationReduces errorReduces costsSecurity and privacy issuesWorkflow disruptionCommunication disruptionComplicated and not user-friendlyInadequate trainingHigh initial costEHR/ EMR literacyPoor English language
Shaker et al, 201529
El Mahalli, 201530
Khalifa, 201331
Hasanain et al., 201532
Asiri et al, 201433
Alzobaidi et al\, 201634
Alsaleh and Al-Azmi, 200839
Al-Mujaini et al, 201137
Alharthi et al, 201435
Al-Azmi et al, 200840
Alasmary et al, 201436
Al Farsi and West, 200638
Al Alawi et al, 201441
Abdulla et al, 201642