Barriers and requirements for achieving interoperable eHealth technology in primary care

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    Despite its great promises, eHealth is not yet structurally embedded within the IT infrastructure of primary care. This is mainly due to the fact that healthcare technologies have been developed without coordination and a centralized approach [1], which in turn has led to a lack of shared standards among the different systems for exchanging data (interoperability). The benefits and barriers for interoperability in healthcare have thoroughly been described in literature. Benefits include the availability of up to date information, improved quality of care and cost savings, while barriers include information overload, costs, security & privacy, and liability issues [2,3]. None of these overviews, however, have listed the barriers and prerequisites towards interoperability within primary care on the level of single healthcare professionals in relation to their daily work practice.
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    Title of host publication5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2015
    Place of PublicationEgmond aan Zee
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)not assigned
    Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2015
    Event5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2015 - Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Jan 201523 Jan 2015
    Conference number: 5

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    Conference5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference, BME 2015
    Abbreviated titleBME 2015
    CityEgmond aan Zee
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    • BSS-Technology supported cognitive training
    • METIS-312472
    • IR-96832
    • EWI-25548

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