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Evaluate openEHR Standards for Managing Clinical Content Across the Care Continuum

Published: 07 April 2017

ID: G00317087

Analyst(s): Mike Jones , Henrik Hallenberg


openEHR standards offer a potential solution to help HDO CIOs retain control of care delivery data in the long term. New capabilities built using these standards can provide a foundation for federated care record services and innovation, but will require investment in clinical informatics skills.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Current Experience of EHR Capability
  • The Challenges of EHR Interoperability
  • HDOs Seeking New Digital Capabilities Will Need to Persist Their EHR Data Beyond the Limitations of Any Single Vendor
  • What Is openEHR and How Can It Support Digital Care Delivery?
  • CIOs Should Refocus Their Enterprise Architecture Efforts and Build a Clinical Informatics Capability When Adopting openEHR
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

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