Survey on the Use of Electronic Health Records by Occupational Medicine Physicians
The objectives of the current survey study targeted the overall questionnaire-based assessment of EHR functions trialed by occupational medicine physicians, the presence of correlations between observed advantages and disadvantages of the trialed EHR as well as the intention or factors that should stimulate its integration in medical practice. Statistical analysis of questionnaire responses revealed that occupational medicine physicians have an overall appreciative opinion on the application functions and consider that its integration into practice is good. All physicians were interested in applying EHR into practice, most of them intending to use it in the future. Most physicians mentioned the lack of legislation as main obstacle in their EHR use. Advanced knowledge of computer use as well as knowledge of the significance of the term EHR, represent differentiating characteristics of specialists’ perception that EHR exploitation will lead to positive changes in the health surveillance of workers.