|Title||Designing and Implementing an Electronic Health Record System in Primary Care Practice in sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study from Cameroon|
|Authors||Kamadjeu, R.M., Tapang, E.M., Moluh, R.N.|
|Journal Name (if applicable)||Informatics in Primary Care|
|Open Access Y/N||No|
|Hard copy PDF Available Y/N||Yes|
Objective To review the key issues related to the design and implementation of an electronic health record (EHR) system in urban primary health care (PHC) practice in Cameroon.
Results Users generally showed good acceptance of the system. Monitoring the use of the system at the early stages of implementation was important to ensure immediate response to users’ comments and requests. Some of the key issues identified during the development and implementation of the system were: user involvement, the choice of an appropriate terminology, pre-existing data collection culture and leadership issues. Some positive achievements brought about by the system included promotion of good medical practice and routine availability of