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Grundstrom, Casandra; Väyrynen, Karin; and Isomursu, Minna, "Dimensions of Accessibility and Interoperability for Electronic Health Records in the Nordic Countries: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis of Facilitators and Barriers" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 287.

Dimensions of accessibility and interoperability for electronic health records in the Nordic Countries : a qualitative evidence synthesis of facilitators and barriers

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Author: Grundstrom, Casandra1; Väyrynen, Karin1; Isomursu, Minna2
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
2IT University of Copenhagen
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Association for Information Systems, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-09-09


This paper presents a qualitative evidence synthesis of facilitators and barriers of accessibility and interoperability of electronic health records in the Nordic Countries, i.e. Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. The findings are based on a thematic analysis of 19 papers selected through a systematic search strategy from databases covering research on medicine and information systems. We recognise three dimensions in accessibility facilitators, five dimensions in accessibility barriers, two dimensions in interoperability facilitators, and three in interoperability barriers. Our findings indicate that there is an imbalance in research addressing different stakeholders, and there are differences on how stakeholders affect or are affected by the accessibility and interoperability barriers and facilitators. The findings can help in designing policies and solutions for creating health record platforms which support all relevant stakeholders in healthcare delivery.

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ISBN: 978-4-902590-83-8
Article number: 287
Host publication: Proceedings of Pacific Asia Conference of Information Systems 2018 (PACIS)
Host publication editor: Tanabu, Motonari
Senoo, Dai
Conference: Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 3141 Health care science
Funding: Author C.G. has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Grant Agreement No. 676201 - CHESS - Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System
EU Grant Number: (676201) CHESS - Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System
Copyright information: © 2018 The Authors.