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The Danish Health IT strategy [1] points out that integration between electronic health records (EHR) systems has a high priority. A prerequisite for real integration and semantic interoperability is agreement of the data content and the information models. The National Board of Health is working on a common model for EHR, but it is not yet fully developed.(More)
In 1996 a national strategy for the development of electronic patient records (EPR) for the Danish hospitals and primary care was launched. An element in the strategy was to support a number of regional EPR development projects. The EPR-Observatory has in the two recent years collected data from the regional projects, dealing with the expectations in four(More)
The EPR-Observatory--a public funded project organization--has monitored Danish EPR-projects with respect to various parameters such as diffusion and diffusion rate, barriers and limitations, experience gained. Furthermore, the Observatory has aggregated and disseminated the results and has established a constructive dialogue between the Danish EPR(More)
The Copenhagen County is using clinical guidelines in the electronic health record development to provide documentation support, process support and decision support for the healthcare professionals. The electronic health record development is based on three main components: The first component is a national information model. The second component is a(More)
The Danish EHR-Observatory has monitored Danish EHR projects for several years with respect to a number of parameters such as diffusion, diffusion rate, barriers and limitations, and experience gained. The results of the 2002 monitoring reveal that investment in IT is relatively low and the diffusion rate is below the estimated level. The EHR projects gain(More)
The Danish EHR-Observatory has monitored Danish EHR projects since 2000 with respect to a number of parameters such as diffusion, diffusion rate and the hospital owners expectations. On the basis of the data and a model for technology diffusion three scenarios for future diffusion are built. The results show that the national goal to have EHRs fully(More)
Digital Clinical Practice Guidelines are commonly used in Danish health care. Planning and decision support are particularly important to patients with chronic diseases, who often are in contact with General Practitioners, Community Nurses and hospitals. In the Capital Region of Denmark the potential benefits of a planning and coordination module has been(More)
Since 1995 IT strategies have been an important instrument in Denmark to agree about what systems and services are going to be developed and implemented in large scale on national basis. During the past 10 years the focus for the it strategies has changed and this paper is analyzing and comparing the content and focus for the four strategies. In order to(More)
BACKGROUND There is worldwide recognition that the future provision of health care requires a reorganization of provision of care, with increased empowerment and engagement of patients, along with skilled health professionals delivering services that are coordinated across sectors and organizations that provide health care. Technology may be a way to enable(More)
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