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Internet-based health care networks are a step forward compared to first generation health care networks, which has been limited to pushing text-based messages between different systems. An Internet-based network can also "pull" data - and not only text but any digital data - for instance images and video sequences. The Internet-based networks can more(More)
This paper gives an overview of projects completed on the topic of electronic referral in healthcare. The first referral projects were based on standardized EDI-communication. The same basis is still used in many projects, but these are slowly being replaced by web-based solutions with possibilities for decision support and booking. The time from initiation(More)
The introduction of electronic referrals in Norway started back in 1996, when the first standard was introduced. The volume of electronic referrals is still low in 2008. In 2006, the Regional Health Authorities 1 initiated a task to identify problems that had to be solved before the solutions could be widely used. Periodic meetings with the RHAs were held(More)
This work describes the use of clinical guidelines in public health care for decision support in a primary care record system. The clinical guidelines were used for decision support in primary care in order to improve the quality of electronic referrals to a hospital. Guidelines were developed by the specialists at the hospital, but the design and the(More)
3 4 The 'international reports on socio-informatics' are an online report series of the International Institute for Socio-Informatics, Bonn, Germany. They aim to contribute to current research discourses in the fields of 'Human-Computer-Interaction' and 'Computers and Society'. The 'international reports on socio-informatics' appear at least two times per(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diffusion of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems over time in Norwegian health care. METHODS This study was based on a retrospective cross-sectional questionnaire survey. Questionnaires for three groups of responders were based on two validated questionnaires from prior studies, which were further customized through workshops.(More)
Access control mechanisms might influence on the information seeking and documentation behavior of clinicians. In this study, we have surveyed healthcare professionals in nursing homes and hospitals on their attitudes to, and experiences with using access control mechanisms. In some situations, the access control mechanisms of the EHR system made clinicians(More)