Electronic Health Record standards - A brief overview

Eichelberg M., Aden T., Riesmeier J., Dogac A., LALECİ ERTÜRKMEN G. B.

ITI 4th International Conference on Information and Communications Technology, Cairo, Egypt, 10 - 12 December 2006, pp.7-9 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Cairo
  • Country: Egypt
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-9
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Most medical information systems store clinical information about patients in proprietary format.,, To address the resulting interoperability problems, several Electronic Health Record (EHR) standards that enable structured clinical content for the purpose of exchange are currently under development. In this article, we present a brief overview of the most relevant EHR standards, examine the level of hiteroperability they provide and assess their functionality in terms of content structure, access services, multimedia support and security.