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September 7, 2010

England Slow to Implement Electronic Health Records

The implementation of electronic health records in England is likely to be a long, iterative and complex process, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. The study evaluated the implementation of electronic health records in five NHS acute hospital and

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The implementation of electronic health records in England is likely to be a long, iterative and complex process, according to research published in the British Medical Journal.

The study evaluated the implementation of electronic health records in five NHS acute hospital and mental health trusts in England by making observations, reviewing key documents and conducting interviews.

Researchers discovered that implementation was taking place far slower than expected, mainly due to lack of flexibility and local choice in electronic health record systems and delivery.

In spite of the delays in electronic health records implementation, the researchers observed a strong support for them.

The implementation of electronic health records in England, known as the NHS Care Records Service, is part of the £12.7bn National Programme for IT.

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