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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)
This study was undertaken with the aim of evaluating inter- and intraobserver variation on the pathophysiological interpretation of individual electromyographic (EMG) tests on muscles and nerve segments. Seven physicians from 6 European EMG laboratories independently interpreted 81 EMG studies comprising 735 muscle tests and 726 tests on nerve segments.(More)
The quality of the EMG examination might be improved by standardization. However, knowledge about interlaboratory differences in the performance of the EMG examination is a prerequisite for standardization. The aim of this study was to describe differences in EMG techniques used and number of muscles and nerves examined per patient at 6 European EMG(More)
This study was undertaken to analyse epidemiological and methodological differences in referral pattern, examination techniques and distribution of diagnoses among different European EMG laboratories. Seven European EMG laboratories filled in questionnaires and sampled 700 cases retrospectively. The use of needle or surface electrodes for nerve studies and(More)
KANDID is an advanced EMG decision support system dedicated to the support of the clinical neurophysiologist during EMG examinations. It has facilities for test planning, automatized and structured data interpretation, EMG diagnosis, explanation, and reporting. In a prospective European multicenter field trial, the agreement levels between clinical(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 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 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 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)