Stig Kjær Andersen

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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 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)
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)
Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems are being developed to improve the communication of patient data. The health care domain includes many different types of data and concepts, of which some are constantly changing, and some are more lasting. This makes the development of an EHR a complex task. In order to improve the handling of this complexity, a new(More)
Developing electronic health record (EHR) systems in Denmark is an on going, iterative process, where also a maturation process for clinical use should be considered. Convincing methodology for collecting and incorporating in the soft- and hardware knowledge and robustness for the clinical environments is not on hand. A way to involve the clinicians in the(More)
The Danish Health IT strategy 2003-2007 demands implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in all Hospitals based on common standards. The aim is to achieve integration and semantic interoperability between different EHR systems in order to support a better communication and coherence between the health care parties. The National Board of Health has(More)
PURPOSE To explore how the implementation of the concept 'Home hospitalisation of heart patients' by means of telehomecare technology influences the integration of clinical tasks across healthcare sectors. THEORY Inter-organisational theory. METHODS The case study approach was applied. Triangulations of data collection techniques were used: documentary(More)
This paper explores how technology affects the interaction between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and healthcare professionals in a cross-sector tele-rehabilitation programme. The qualitative analysis has shown that a community of rehabilitation can be created despite the presence of long-distance technology. In the(More)
What prevents the National Health Care Terminology based on SNOMED CT from being implemented in the EHR systems and ongoing EHR implementations in Denmark? SNOMED CT was translated into Danish language from 2006-2009 and by 2013 it is not yet implemented in a clinical information system. Fourteen key persons broadly representing all major stakeholders in(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical models in electronic health records are typically expressed as templates which support the multiple clinical workflows in which the system is used. The templates are often designed using local rather than standard information models and terminology, which hinders semantic interoperability. Semantic challenges can be solved by harmonizing(More)