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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4737


Title: The Emergence of National Electronic Health Record Architectures in the United States and Australia: Models, Costs, and Questions
Authors: Gunter, Tracy D
Terry, Nicolas P
Keywords: Viewpoint
Medical records systems, computerized
delivery of health care
patient care
information management
medical record linkage
confidentiality
policy making
United States
Australia
Internet
Issue Date: 14-Mar-2005
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: Tracy D Gunter, Nicolas P Terry. The Emergence of National Electronic Health Record Architectures in the United States and Australia: Models, Costs, and Questions. J Med Internet Res 2005;7(1):e3 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2005/1/e3/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/2005/1/e3/ ] : Emerging electronic health record models present numerous challenges to health care systems, physicians, and regulators. This article provides explanation of some of the reasons driving the development of the electronic health record, describes two national electronic health record models (currently developing in the United States and Australia) and one distributed, personal model. The US and Australian models are contrasted in their different architectures (“pull” versus “push”) and their different approaches to patient autonomy, privacy, and confidentiality. The article also discusses some of the professional, practical, and legal challenges that health care providers potentially face both during and after electronic health record implementation.
Description: Reviewer: Powell, John
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4737
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.7.1.e3
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Appears in Collections:Volume 7 (2005)

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