Studies in health technology and informatics vol:93 pages:145-153
20th MIC congress, E-health in Belgium and in the Netherlands, studies in health technology and informatics series location:Brussels, Belgium date:December 6-7, 2002
We set up Web-access to the central electronic medical record of the University Hospitals Leuven. Purpose was to enable external physicians to more actively participate in the care process as full members of the multidisciplinary treatment team. They get a view on the complete care process in the hospital, and can access results as these become available instead of being provided summary information post factum. This complements traditional electronic exchange between healthcare records. We report on technical setup and results from an extended pilot. We believe that this approach can enrich the discussion on how to provide the "global medical record".