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Widespread adoption of information technology in primary care physician offices in Denmark: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20232528     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Denmark is one of the world's leading countries in the use of health care technology. Virtually all primary care physicians have electronic medical records with full clinical functionality. Their systems are also connected to a national network, which allows them to electronically send and receive clinical data to and from consultant specialists, hospitals, pharmacies, and other health care providers. Under the auspices of a nonprofit organization called MedCom, over 5 million clinical messages are transferred monthly. One of the most important innovations has been the "one-letter solution," which allows one electronic form to be used for all types of letters to and from primary care physicians; it is used in over 5,000 health institutions with 50 different technology vendor systems.
Authors:
Denis Protti; Ib Johansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issue brief (Commonwealth Fund)     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1558-6847     ISO Abbreviation:  Issue Brief (Commonw Fund)     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-16     Completed Date:  2010-03-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101087100     Medline TA:  Issue Brief (Commonw Fund)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-14     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Health Information Science, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. dprotti@uvic.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Computer Communication Networks / organization & administration
Computer Security
Denmark
Diffusion of Innovation*
Electronic Mail / legislation & jurisprudence,  utilization
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Humans
Internet
Medical Informatics / history,  organization & administration*
Medical Records Systems, Computerized / utilization*
Organizational Case Studies*
Physicians, Family
Primary Health Care / organization & administration*
Privacy / legislation & jurisprudence

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