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Issue No. 04 - July-Aug. (2015 vol. 19)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 10-19
Wendy Oude Nijeweme-d'Hollosy , University of Twente
Lex van Velsen , University of Twente and Roessingh Research and Development
Martine Huygens , Maastricht University
Hermie Hermens , University of Twente and Roessingh Research and Development
ABSTRACT
Despite eHealth technology's rapid growth, eHealth applications are rarely embedded within primary care, mostly because systems lack interoperability. This article identifies requirements for, and barriers towards, interoperable eHealth technology from healthcare professionals' perspective -- the people who decide when (and which) patients use the technology. After distributing surveys and performing interviews, the authors coded the data and applied thematic analyses. They subdivided results according to levels of interoperability, as workflow process, information, applications, and IT infrastructure. They found that implementing interoperable eHealth technology in primary care succeeds only when all identified levels of interoperability are taken into account.
INDEX TERMS
Interoperability, Medical services, Electronic medical records, Patient monitoring, Information exchange, Europe, Telemedicine,Internet/Web technologies, eHealth, interoperability, primary healthcare, health information exchange, HIE
CITATION
Wendy Oude Nijeweme-d'Hollosy, Lex van Velsen, Martine Huygens, Hermie Hermens, "Requirements for and Barriers towards Interoperable eHealth Technology in Primary Care", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 19, no. , pp. 10-19, July-Aug. 2015, doi:10.1109/MIC.2015.53
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