TitleA national EHR strategy preparedness characterisation model and its application in the South-East European region.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsOrfanidis, Leonidas, Bamidis Panagiotis, and Eaglestone Barry
JournalStud Health Technol Inform
Date Published2006
KeywordsProgram Development

This paper is concerned with modelling national approaches towards electronic health record systems (NEHRS) development. A model framework is stepwise produced, that allows for the characterisation of the preparedness and the readiness of a country to develop an NEHRS. Secondary data of published reports are considered for the creation of the model. Such sources are identified to mostly originate from within a sample of five developed countries. Factors arising from these sources are identified, coded and scaled, so as to allow for a quantitative application of the model. Instantiation of the latter for the case of the five developed countries is contrasted with the set of countries from South East Europe (SEE). The likely importance and validity of this modelling approach is discussed, using the Delphi method.