Standards for the electronic health record, emerging from health care's Tower of Babel.


Journal Article

This paper considers the standardization of an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Relations between several distinct medical datasets and information systems are mapped in order to derive a more precise definition of the EHR. Two international efforts to establish standards for the EHR are presented and critiqued. Strategies for standardizing the EHR are analyzed and recommendations are provided for approaching the standardization process.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liu, GC; Cooper, JG; Schoeffler, KM; Hammond, WE

Published Date

  • 2001

Published In

Start / End Page

  • 388 - 392

PubMed ID

  • 11825216

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11825216

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1531-605X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States