Egyptian patients’ perceptions of using personal health records (PHRs): an exploratory study
What is it about?
This paper aims to investigate the perception of Egyptian patients about the use of personal health records (PHRs).
Why is it important?
The basic purpose of this exploratory study is to investigate the perception and concern of Egyptian patients using governmental hospitals or health centers or clinics about the use of PHRs, as well as the benefits of, barriers to and use of these medical records. Understanding such perceptions will significantly aid in eliminating barriers and accelerating the adoption and use of these records to improve patient care. In recognition of the significance of its subject and area, this study, which is considered the first of its type and scope not only in the Egyptian environment, but also in the Arab world, attempts to investigate the use and non-use of PHRs by Egyptian patients. In fact, there are limited studies in this area. Most of the studies conducted on this subject were conducted mainly in countries with leadership in this area, such as the USA and Europe.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor (Full), Essam Mansour, Head of Department of library & information science (DLIS), SVU Essam Mansour