Title: Adoption and implementation of electronic healthcare management system - a bibliometric approach

Authors: Olayemi Olawumi; Sunday Olaleye; Frank Adusei-Mensah; Adedayo Olawuni; Richard O. Agjei

Addresses: School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland ' Department of Marketing, Management and International Business, Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland ' Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Eastern Finland, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland ' Irish College of General Practitioner/Health Service Executive, Railway Street, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland ' Department of Public Health, University of Central Nicaragua Medical Center, Semaforos del Zumen 3C, Nicaragua

Abstract: Electronic healthcare management system (EHMS) is seen to have a positive impact on healthcare, but its implementation and adoption are still very low; also, research results on its influence are limited. To ascertain the cause for this gap, a study was conducted to identify gaps in research and knowledge regarding EHMS adoption. This study sought to quantify this lack of research by identifying the current state of EHMS globally and determines how research on implementation, influence, and adoption of EHMS has evolved; two databases were searched for literatures in EHMS, and a bibliometric analysis was performed to understand the nature of research and publication trends in EHMS. We found a relatively small number of literatures that focused on EHMS and a declining state of publication. This study highlights the need to develop a strong evidence base research to support the influence, adoption and effective implementation of EHMS in healthcare institutions.

Keywords: e-health; electronic healthcare management system; EHMS; electronic health record; EHRs; bibliometrics; literature review; citation and co-citation analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2022.119583

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2022 Vol.12 No.1, pp.54 - 96

Accepted: 12 Apr 2021
Published online: 01 Dec 2021 *

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