Recognizing common threads that affect all EHR implementations in 15 countries, the Global Enterprise Task Force of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS, Chicago) has released a report entitled, “Electronic Health Records: A Global Perspective.”
According to HIMSS, the study reviews healthcare IT progress in Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North America. The 16-member task force looked at various EHR components within each country, including security, quality, financing sources, and barriers to adoption, says the organization.
Four common factors emerged that affect implementation of the electronic health record throughout the world: funding, governance, standardization and interoperability, and communication, says HIMSS.
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