Electronic Medical Records Software Types in Use within Kisumu County


Authors : Rinnie Juma; James Abila; John Oluoch

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 5 - May

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20MAY395

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) refers to a set of computerized interrelated components that enable data collection, storage, and transformation, aggregate and disseminate information about a patient or a client in a health facility. However, EMR Assessment by Kenya National Aids Control Program (NASCOP) and Division of Health Information System, done earlier identified various EMR systems and other software that are supporting the provision of health care in the country. These software were grouped as; Patient Management Software(e.g.,, C-PADComprehensive Patient Application Data base, OpenMRS-Open Medical Records Software, IQ-CARE and EDPMS), Hospital HMIS Software /ERP Systems, Data Collection and Reporting Software( e.g., C-PAD, OpenMRS, IQ-CARE, EPI-INFO), Data Analysis Software (Kang’a et. al., 2017). This study sought to examine Electronic Medical Records software types in use within Kisumu County. The target population was 525 EMR staff from 7 Sub Counties (clusters) and a sample size of 227 (apportioned to three Sub Counties selected purposively). However, the research intended to reach a sample size of 227 respondents; only 163 out of 227 (72%) questionnaires were received from EMR software users. Data was collected using questionnaires. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze data using Statistical Package for Social Scientist version 22.0.

Keywords : Electronic Medical Records, Software Types.

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