Electronic Health Records in Denmark Darley Petersen Health Information Manager Unit of Research and Development Odense University Hospital DK-5000 Odense C, Denmark Phone: +45 6541 4848 - Fax: +45 6590 6327 E-mail: [email protected] Denmark. 5 mill. inhabitants.
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5 mill. inhabitants
Region of Southern Denmark
- The Regional Council
Flagship: University Hospital in Odense
6 Administration Centres in local hospitals
Each region responsible for
individual development and implementation
All architecture is built upon existing programs
The clinical arm:
Before being able to log in to set up the first EHR, the staff has undergone a training program during the established “EHR-school”.
The staff has been trained along with scheduled implementation plan.
The teaching personnel (super users) will be available for further service during the implementation period .
The organizational arm:
An EHR office has been established with personnel from the three arms to coordinate technical and clinical issues.
The technical arm:
A “technical lift” was necessary in Odense University Hospital.
New facilities for server was established, kilometres of cables was integrated in existing system.
New ceilings and boxes for printing was established.
New rooms for medicine were installed, too.
New lamps, furniture like chairs and desks electronically able to accommodate a variety of working postures.
Also, handheld palm pilots and new computers to match the new needs will be purchased.
IT-Department, Technical Department and IT-User Service Centre has finished reconstruction and all installation of network.
Approximately 130 sections will be fully equipped for implementation for EHR in summer 2008 .
Danish Board of Health:
Ministry of Health and Prevention:
Danish Regions: http://www.rm.dk/files/Webteam/English/
Odense University Hospital Denmark: http://www.ouh.dk/wm122110