Effect of Electronic Medical Record Quality on Nurses' Perceived Usefulness and Ease of use
Computers Informatics Nursing: Cin 40(8): 562-570
Electronic medical records have been adopted in Korean clinical settings for a few decades. However, there is a lack of studies on the quality, usefulness, and easy use of electronic medical records examined from the perspective of nurses. This study sought the effect of the system quality, information quality, and service quality of an electronic medical record on nurses' perceived usefulness and ease of use of the electronic medical record. A total of 278 nurses from four hospitals completed a self-administered questionnaire using a 5-point Likert scale. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and hierarchical multiple regression methods. The results showed that the system, information, and service quality of the electronic medical records explained 36.2% of the variance in perceived usefulness ( F = 51.760, P < .001) and 43.4% of the variance in perceived ease of use ( F = 70.019, P < .001). Thus, these three qualities were significant factors predicting perceived usefulness and ease of use. The close cooperation of stakeholders including administrators, healthcare providers including nurses, and researchers involved in clinical practice will improve electronic medical record quality leading to user-friendly electronic medical record implementation. This study provided statistical interpretations to help in understanding regression analysis.