THE EFFECT OF E-PRESCRIPTIONS ON HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS’ PERFORMANCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

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Naif Alanazi
Theyab M. Alzahrani

Keywords

Electronic prescriptions, E-prescriptions, Healthcare professionals, Performance, Systematic review

Abstract

Objective: To systematically review the effect of E-prescriptions on healthcare professionals’ performance in the Middle East. 


Methods: To retrieve relevant articles, the study employed an exploratory research design to facilitate the acquisition of data from secondary databases, including Medline, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and PubMed. The term “keyword” was utilized to search pertinent literature for this study, encompassing works that delve into the domains of E-prescriptions and healthcare professionals’ performance. 


Results: An exhaustive exploration identified 3053 pertinent research papers retrieved from the designated data sources. Subsequently, 12 articles met the predetermined inclusion criteria and then underwent systematic review. The analysis revealed a noteworthy finding that underscores the imperative for healthcare professionals to cultivate transparent communication with patients concerning E-prescriptions. 


Conclusion: Educating patients about the system can enhance their understanding and acceptance of this technology, ultimately leading to better adherence to medication and improved health outcomes.

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