Skip to main content

Table 4 Category A - Context findings

From: Implementing electronic health records in hospitals: a systematic literature review

General finding Finding code Article numbers
Large (or system-affiliated), urban, not-for-profit, and teaching hospitals are more likely to have implemented an EHR system due to having greater financial capabilities, a greater change readiness, and less focus on profit. A1 27/29/30/32
EHR implementation requires the selection of a mature vendor who is committed to providing a system that fits the hospital’s specific needs. A2 28/32/33
The presence of hospital staff with previous experience of Health Information Technology increases the likelihood of EHR implementation as less uncertainty is experienced by the end-users. A3 19/29/32/37/38
An organizational culture that supports collaboration and teamwork fosters EHR implementation success because trust between employees is higher. A4 23/24/25/35
EHR implementation is most likely in an organization with little bureaucracy and considerable flexibility as changes can be rapidly made. A5 19/25
EHR system implementation is difficult because cure and care activities must be ensured at all times. A6 28/34/39