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Constructing scenarios for validating the electronic health care record architecture.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Studies in health technology and informatics
Publication Date
Volume
68
Pages
828–833
Identifiers
PMID: 10725012
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The CEN TC 251 Electronic Health Care Record Architecture is the first part of a four part communication prestandard intended to facilitate the safe communication of clinical information, irrespective of circumstances related to time, distance, and responsibility. The work has important implications for a diversity of stakeholders and must embody clinical principles if it is to succeed. The issue at hand is how to enable clinicians to validate the reference architecture, which is necessarily a technical document, so that they have confidence that it can meet the clinical requirement for safe communication. A model of communication that has been used to ground the architecture is shown to be useful in creating relevant clinical scenarios to permit the first steps towards coherent validation in a systematic way.

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