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A study commissioned by Canada Health Infoway provides a comparative analysis of automation in general practice in 10 countries. The most common clinical application is the automation of medication prescriptions--even if it is not a mandatory requirement as it is in Norway. It is the clinical application that provides one of the biggest benefits to general(More)
Denmark is one of the world's leading countries in the use of health care technology. Virtually all primary care physicians have electronic medical records with full clinical functionality. Their systems are also connected to a national network, which allows them to electronically send and receive clinical data to and from consultant specialists, hospitals,(More)
Integrated care entails that professionals from different organizations have to work together in a team-oriented way to provide high-quality care for a patient. This requires that healthcare professionals share information about--and with--patients at appropriate points in the care or treatment process. The necessary infrastructural arrangements--such as(More)
BACKGROUND Recent evidence indicates increased access to and use of Internet and non-healthcare-related email by older patients. Because email adoption could potentially reduce some of the disparities faced by this age group, there is a need to understand factors determining older patients' enthusiasm to use email to communicate with their physicians.(More)
BACKGROUND It is generally acknowledged that Denmark is one, if not the, leading country in terms of the use of information technology by its primary care physicians. Other countries, notably excluding the United States and Canada, are also advanced in terms of electronic medical records in general practitioner offices and clinics. PURPOSE This paper(More)
This paper compares the status of primary care computing in England and Scotland with that of Denmark. The rate of utilisation by Danish GPs is among the highest in the world and the MedCom national health network handles over 90% of the country's primary sector clinical communications. A high proportion of English and Scottish GPs also use computers in(More)
This is the last in a series of five papers about the use of computing technology in general practitioner (GP) practices in Denmark and New Zealand. This paper introduces a unique comparison instrument developed for this study using the best evidence available namely data was pulled from centralised databases and was indisputable (e.g. percentage of primary(More)