TitleThe use of open source and Web2.0 in developing an integrated EHR and e-learning system for the Greek Smoking Cessation Network.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsKonstantinidis, Stathis, Konstantinidis Evdokimos, Nikolaidou Maria M., Boutou Afroditi K., Havouzis Nikos, Argyropoulou Paraskevi, and Bamidis Panagiotis
JournalStud Health Technol Inform
Date Published2009
KeywordsSystems Integration

Technologies of information and communication are incrementally integrated with all facets of healthcare practice and education. Although Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have long been used in healthcare the introduction of open source tools has empowered their further expansion of use. Simultaneously the use of Web 2.0 tools has opened up new ways of enhancing both healthcare practice and education. In this paper, we describe our approach towards the development of an integrated system supporting the smoking cessation network initiatives in the Greek public hospitals. The system combines the availability of an open source, web based EHR subsystem, with a Web 2.0 facilitated e-learning component for supporting continuing medical education and promoting public awareness.