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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2006;12(1):57-70.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2006.12.1.57    Published online March 31, 2006.
Needs Assessment for Functionalities in Electronic Health Record Systems in General Hospitals
Jee In Hwang, Seung Jong Yu, Ho Jun Chin, Jeong Wook Seo
1Kyung Hee University, Korea.
2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea.
3Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea.
4Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.

OBJECTIVE: As an electronic health record system is implementing in Korean health care sectors, concerns about key functionalities of electronic health record systems are increasing. The purpose of this study was to identify core functions and set the priority in electronic health record systems under the Korean contexts in order to assure and improve the quality of the systems.

METHODS: A survey was conducted using questionnaire developed by the study team based on literature review. The subjects were medical record administrators working at medical record department in general hospitals.

RESULTS: The response rate was 59.8%(55/92). The functions which more than ninety percent of subjects responded as necessary right now and/or in near future related to 'drug alert', 'clinical guideline', 'chronic disease management', 'automated real-time surveillance', 'coded data', 'result reporting', 'de-identifying data', 'disease registry', and 'provider-provider communication and connectivity'.

CONCLUSION: The results showed the high prioritized functions were decision support and health information/data management.

Key Words: Electronic Health Record, Functionality, Needs Assessment


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