Electronic Health Records, Semantic Interoperability and Politics

Evelyn JS Hovenga, Sebastian Garde


An opinion paper exploring links between sustainable health systems, electronic health records, semantic interoperability, standards and national e-health strategies. It provides a rationale for why there needs to be a paradigm shift in thinking and explains the need for adopting a set of technical standards and establishing a supporting national infrastructure. It is argued that only then can Governments expect to be able to successfully implement health reform to meet their future vision and achieve a sustainable health system.


Electronic Health Records; Standards; Interoperability; Politics; Computer Models; Terminology

Full Text:


::::::::::::::  eJHI - electronic Journal of Health Informatics - ISSN 1446-4381  ::::::::::::::

                                     Privacy Statement - Uptime