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Quality Labelling and Certification of Electronic Health Record systems in Europe

Objective

Q-REC describes a Specific Support Action for the Strategic Objective 2.4.11 "Integrated BioMedical Information for better Health" as addressed in Call 4 of the IST Programme. The project relates to the Action Plan of the eHealth Communication COM (2004) 356 by supporting mainly "4.2.5 Conformity testing and accreditation for an eHealth market" and "4.2.2.2: Interoperability of Electronic Health Records".

The main objective of Q-REC is to create an efficient, credible and sustainable mechanism for the certification of EHR systems in Europe by addressing mainly:

I.EHR Systems Quality Labelling and Certification Development, thereby:
1. producing a State of the Art Report on EHR-Certification Schemas as already implemented in at least three European countries;
2. performing a PanEuropean Requirements Assay;
3. proposing a profiling and classification system for EHRs to be certified;
4. harmonising the EHR-Certification Procedures at a European level;
5. drafting the Certification Guidelines and Procedures (inc. Legal);
6. planning future Pilot Implementations.

II.Resources for EHR Interoperability, including:
1. the inventory of Conformance Criteria and Guidance Documents for obtaining EHR Certification;
2. an inventory and guidelines for EHR Archetypes;
3. the registration of Coding Schemes in Europe (as mandated by CEN/TC 251);
4. an inventory of existing and relevant EHR standards;
5. an inventory of XML schemas and Open Source components for EHRs.

III.Benchmarking Services:
1. defining the Formal Test Plans for EHR-Certification;
2. preparing the Business Plan for EHR-Certification related Services.

The co-ordinating partner is the EuroRec Institute, which is the overarching network of already existing national ProRec centres and has the mission to promote high quality Electronic Health Record systems (EHRs) in Europe. The coordination with healthcare authorities will be reinforced through collaboration with the eHealth ERA Co-ordinating Action.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH RECORDS
Address
C/o Idiss Croix Rouge Francaise, Route De Platon, Chavanne
42400 Saint-chamond
France

Participants (11)

ASOCIATIA PROREC ROMANIA - ASOCIATIA PENTRU EVIDENTA ELECTRONICA A DATELOR MEDICALE
Romania
Address
Calea Bogdanestilor 30 Ap. 5
300392 Timisoara
ASSOCIATION PROREC BULGARIA
Bulgaria
Address
Rakovski Street 82 Fl 2 Ap. 8
1000 Sofia
Business Unit of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
Netherlands
Address
Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE Delft
CENTRE FRANCAIS POUR LA PROMOTION DE SYSTEMES DE DOSSIERS DE SANTE INFORMATISES EUROPEENS DE QUALITE
France
Address
26 Avenue Ledru-rolin
75012 Paris
IRISH CENTRE FOR HEALTH TELEMATICS LIMITED
Ireland
Address
58 Eccles Street
Dublin 7
MEDIQ A/S
Denmark
Address
Osterled 8
2100 Kobenhavn O
PROREC-BE
Belgium
Address
Verlorenbroodstr. 120/14
9820 Merelbeke
PROREC-DE E.V. DEUTSCHES REFERENZ ZENTRUM FUER DIE ELEKTRONISCHE KRAKENGESCHICHTE
Germany
Address
Hasselbachstrasse 2
63505 Langenselbold
RESEARCH IN ADVANCED MEDICAL INFORMATION AND TELEMATICS
Belgium
Address
Verlorenbroodstraat 120 Bus 14
9280 Merelbeke
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
USTANOVA PROREC.SI
Slovenia
Address
Dalmatinova Ulica 10
1000 Ljubljana