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A thematic review and a policy-analysis agenda of electronic health records in the greek national health system

Emmanouilidou, M and Burke, ME 2013, 'A thematic review and a policy-analysis agenda of electronic health records in the greek national health system' , Health Policy, 109 (1) , pp. 31-37.

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Abstract

The increasing pressure to improve healthcare outcomes and reduce costs is driving the current agenda of governments at worldwide level and calls for a fundamental reform of the status quo of health systems. This is especially the case with the Greek NHS (National Health System), a system in continuous crisis, and with the recent ongoing financial turbulence under intensive scrutiny. Technological innovations and Electronic Health Records (EHR) in particular, are recognised as key enablers in mitigating the existing burdens of healthcare. As a result, EHR is considered a core component in technology-driven reform processes. Nonetheless, the successful implementation and adoption of EHR proves to be a challenging task due to a mixture of technological, organisational and political issues. Drawing upon experiences within the European Union (EU) healthcare setting and the Greek NHS the paper proposes a conceptual framework as a policy-analysis agenda for EHR interventions in Greece. While the context of discussion is Greece, the paper aims to also derive useful insights to healthcare policy-makers around the globe.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School > Business and Management Research Centre
Schools > Salford Business School
Journal or Publication Title: Health Policy
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0168-8510
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: ME Burke
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2013 09:31
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2015 23:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/28827

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