Current Status, Challenges and Needs for Pilgrim Health Record Management Sharing Network, the Case of Malaysia
Keywords:Electronic Medical Record, Electronic Health Record, Personal Health Record, Hajjj, Pilgrimage.
Background: Providing healthcare services to travelers has becomeÂ very diffiult especially when there is an urgent need to access their
health records. During the pilgrim season, in Makkah, Madinah andÂ Jeddah, the hospitals are having great diffiulties in providing healthcare services to all the pilgrims. This paper discusses the current situation of pilgrim health record management in Malaysia and probe
challenges and needs for implementing electronic medical recordsÂ sharing framework
Methods: A number of studies are scrutinized to establish the issuesÂ involved in creating, archiving, accessing, updating and sharing electronic patient health records. These issues include technical barriers,dataÂ integrity and security, individual privacy and confientiality, and trust
in the receiver and its environment to correctly implement policies andÂ vice-versa.A structured interview survey was conducted to gather data
on the current practice of health record management by TabungHaji.
Findings: After analyzing the fidings, several possible approachesÂ are suggested for TabungHajitotake towards collaboration with theÂ global health system.
Conclusions: Benefis may include increased EHR adoption, interoperable medical records, and improved healthcare for Malaysian Hajjj
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