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Medical professional's perspective on Web based Personal Health record in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Psychiatry, NIMS Medical College, NIMS University, Jaipur, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 1, Issue (11), Pages 23-28, December,28 (2013)

Abstract

To conduct a detailed evaluation of a web based personal health record from the medical professional’s point of view. This study was conducted in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan state in India. Study group consisted of 30 doctors. Majority of the participants were specialists in various fields of medical and surgical branches working in hospitals and a medical college. Participants were approached and solicited based on certain inclusion and exclusion criteria and were asked to evaluate the Google Health and fill the appropriate questionnaires. A descriptive statistical approach was used for the analysis of data collected in this research. Participants voiced their concerns regarding the 'Privacy', 'Security' and 'Trust' related issues as well as the issues related to 'computer literacy' and 'Internet access' but overall all of the participants were very much satisfied with the usefulness of the PHR used in the study. Personal Health Records can prove to be very important tool in delivering quality healthcare in India. As the supporting evidence of specific benefits for PHR adoption in Indian users is virtually nonexistent, further research is needed in this domain and which should include all the stakeholders including patients as well as other healthcare professionals.

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