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Article: Computerization of clinical practice in Hong Kong

TitleComputerization of clinical practice in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijmedinf
Citation
International Journal Of Medical Informatics, 2001, v. 62 n. 2-3, p. 143-154 How to Cite?
AbstractThe objective of this study was to assess the current level of computerization in clinical practice in Hong Kong through a population-based, physician survey conducted in 2000. A self-completed, 20-question, postal questionnaire was sent to 4850 randomly selected doctors in Hong Kong. We received 897 completed responses. Over one-third of doctors in the overall sample were already recording patient summaries, processing laboratory results and specialist reports, and preparing referral notes electronically. Patient registration (52.2%), billing systems (40.2%), appointment scheduling (39.9%), and payroll (36.9%), were the commonest administrative functions to have been computerized. Seventy per cent of doctors in solo or small-group ('individual') practices did not yet have any clinical function computerized compared with only 30.7% for those working in large, corporate organizations. Similarly, approximately two-thirds of administrative tasks in 'individual' clinics were not computerized, while corporate physicians reported a corresponding percentage of 39.3%. Younger age, male gender, specialist qualifications, more computers in the practice, higher numbers of administrative tasks already computerized, higher levels of knowledge about and positive attitudes towards computer applications in clinical practice were all positively associated with more clinical tasks already computerized in the practice. The present study has systematically documented the extent of clinical computer use in Hong Kong and identified areas for improvement as well as specific groups of physicians who might benefit from targeted efforts promoting computerization in practice. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86569
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.405
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, GMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, JMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, LMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, FKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCameo, SCen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal Of Medical Informatics, 2001, v. 62 n. 2-3, p. 143-154en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to assess the current level of computerization in clinical practice in Hong Kong through a population-based, physician survey conducted in 2000. A self-completed, 20-question, postal questionnaire was sent to 4850 randomly selected doctors in Hong Kong. We received 897 completed responses. Over one-third of doctors in the overall sample were already recording patient summaries, processing laboratory results and specialist reports, and preparing referral notes electronically. Patient registration (52.2%), billing systems (40.2%), appointment scheduling (39.9%), and payroll (36.9%), were the commonest administrative functions to have been computerized. Seventy per cent of doctors in solo or small-group ('individual') practices did not yet have any clinical function computerized compared with only 30.7% for those working in large, corporate organizations. Similarly, approximately two-thirds of administrative tasks in 'individual' clinics were not computerized, while corporate physicians reported a corresponding percentage of 39.3%. Younger age, male gender, specialist qualifications, more computers in the practice, higher numbers of administrative tasks already computerized, higher levels of knowledge about and positive attitudes towards computer applications in clinical practice were all positively associated with more clinical tasks already computerized in the practice. The present study has systematically documented the extent of clinical computer use in Hong Kong and identified areas for improvement as well as specific groups of physicians who might benefit from targeted efforts promoting computerization in practice. © 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherElsevier Ireland Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijmedinfen_HK
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dc.rightsInternational Journal of Medical Informatics. Copyright © Elsevier Ireland Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshAgeden_HK
dc.subject.meshAnalysis of Varianceen_HK
dc.subject.meshChi-Square Distributionen_HK
dc.subject.meshComputer Systemsen_HK
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dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
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dc.subject.meshPractice Management, Medical - organization & administrationen_HK
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S1386-5056(01)00158-7en_HK
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