Electronic Health Records: International, Structural and Legal Perspectives

14 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2008 Last revised: 17 Feb 2014

Nicolas Terry

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: March 8, 2004

Abstract

The EHR is a database record that incorporates a patient's health care details from conception to death and which can be distributed over a number of sites or aggregated at a particular source. This article describes the function and concept of the EHR by relating it to other medical information technologies, other changes in health care delivery, and a holistic health information model. The article compares the progress that Europe, Australia, and the US have made in the journey towards EHR implementation and concludes by highlighting some of the costs, barriers and consequences associated with the transition to a comprehensive EHR system. (Australian Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 26, 2004.)

Suggested Citation

Terry, Nicolas, Electronic Health Records: International, Structural and Legal Perspectives (March 8, 2004). Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1265025

Nicolas P. Terry (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 W. New York St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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