Computational BioMedicine Laboratory

EHR-IMPLEMENT

Category: european

Project Title: National policies for Implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) in the European area: social and oranizational issues

Funding Organization: EC

Programme: DG Sanco-Contract Number 006112

Programme Nature: ΗΙ 2006-eHealth

Coordinator: INSERM

Partners: FORTH-ICS-Greece, MEDIQ-Denmark, EUROREC-France, RAMIT-Belgium, PROREC-Slovenia, PROREC-Ireland

Duration: 01/05/2007-30/04/2010

Expiration Date: 2010

Total Budget: 695.893,00 Euro

FORTH ICS budget: 123.412,00 Euro

Project Objective: Implementation of Electronic Health Records (EHR) at a national level constitutes a radical innovation for health care. Along with technical challenges, EHR implementations face several political, social and organizational issues which are often overlooked. Acknowledging that EHR success needs to engage all stakeholders, manage organizational changes and alleviate resistance, EHR-IMPLEMENT aims to examine political, social and organizational factors influencing large scale EHR implementations, and identify best practices. Through a case study approach the project will perform an in-depth comparison and assessment of six national EHR initiatives, and will conduct a focused survey on EHR implementation strategy and actions on European level. Overall, EHR-IMPLEMENT will engage high level scientific experts and national authorities into knowledge exchanges, and formulate recommendations facilitating the dissemination of EHR in the European Members and Associated States and assisting the European Union in achieving its eHealth objectives.

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