The Norwegian Directorate of Health has signed a five-year contract with Accenture to build and implement a national electronic health record (EHR) system in Norway.
Accenture and the Norwegian Directorate of Health are looking to implement a single national EHR system that allows medical professionals across the healthcare system to view patient medical records.
Norway Accenture Health and Public Service business lead Tonje Sanderg said Norway’s efforts will enable meaningful advances to its healthcare system by increasing the effectiveness of patient care.
"Using the Norway EHR system, medical professionals will have access to a single patient record that consolidates all medical history across the health continuum," Sanderg added.
The new system is expected to provide a consolidated record system for Norway’s medical professionals and citizens.
The medical records include demographic information, clinical history, physician interactions, diagnostic assessments, medications, procedures and patient interaction summaries.
Norwegian citizens can also use the national EHR system to access and maintain their own medical records.
The Directorate, as part of the Norway Ministry of Health, leads the development and implementation of care services, disease surveillance, public health policy and medical research.