Adoption of information technology in primary care physician offices in New Zealand and Denmark, part 3: medical record environment comparisons

Denis Protti, Tom Bowden, Ib Johansen

Abstract


This is the third in a series of five papers about the use of computing technology in general practitioner (GP) practices in Denmark and New Zealand. This paper looks at the environments within which electronic medical records (EMRs) operate, including their functionality and the extent to which electronic communications are used to send and receive clinical information. It also introduces the notion of a longitudinal electronic health record (versus an EMR).

Keywords


electronic health records; electronic medical records system; evaluation and comparison; medical and health informatics

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14236/jhi.v16i4.704

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