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The Implementation of Integrated Health Information Systems – Research Studies from 7 Countries Involving the InterRAI Assessment System

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dc.contributor.author DE ALMEIDA MELLO, Johanna
dc.contributor.author Wellens, Nathalie Ih
dc.contributor.author Hermans, Kirsten
dc.contributor.author DE STAMPA, Matthieu
dc.contributor.author Cerase, Valérie
dc.contributor.author Vereker, Natalie
dc.contributor.author Jónsson, Pálmi V
dc.contributor.author Finne-Soveri, Harriet
dc.contributor.author Meehan, Brigette
dc.contributor.author Declercq, Anja
dc.date.accessioned 2023-04-26T01:05:51Z
dc.date.available 2023-04-26T01:05:51Z
dc.date.issued 2023-02-13
dc.identifier.citation DE ALMEIDA MELLO , J , Wellens , N I , Hermans , K , DE STAMPA , M , Cerase , V , Vereker , N , Jónsson , P V , Finne-Soveri , H , Meehan , B & Declercq , A 2023 , ' The Implementation of Integrated Health Information Systems – Research Studies from 7 Countries Involving the InterRAI Assessment System ' , International Journal of Integrated Care , vol. 23 , no. 1 , 8 , pp. 8 . https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.6968
dc.identifier.issn 1568-4156
dc.identifier.other PURE: 123565287
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 1d293535-b792-46d1-908f-5ce7f57a3233
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85148441356
dc.identifier.other unpaywall: 10.5334/ijic.6968
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/4172
dc.description Publisher Copyright: © 2023 The Author(s).
dc.description.abstract Introduction: In the past years, governments from several countries have shown interest in implementing integrated health information systems. The interRAI Suite of instruments fits this concept, as it is a set of standardised, evidence-based assessments, which have been validated for different care settings. The system allows the electronic transfer of information across care settings, enabling integration of care and providing support for care planning and quality monitoring. The main purpose of this research is to describe the recent implementation process of the interRAI instruments in seven countries: Belgium, Switzerland, France, Ireland, Iceland, Finland and New Zealand. Methods: The study applied a case study methodology with the focus on the implementation strategies in each country. Principal investigators gathered relevant information from multiple sources and summarised it according to specific aspects of the implementation process, comparing them across countries. The main implementation aspects are described, as well as the main advantages and barriers perceived by the users. Results: The seven case studies showed that adequate staffing, appropriate information technology, availability of hardware, professional collaboration and continuous training are perceived as important factors which can contribute to the implementation of the interRAI instruments. In addition, the use of electronic standardised assessment instruments such as the interRAI Suite provided evidence to improve decision-making and quality of care, enabling resource planning and benchmarking. Conclusion: In practice, the implementation of health information systems is a process that requires a cultural shift of policymakers and professional caregivers at all levels of health policy and service delivery. Information about the implementation process of the interRAI Suite in different countries can help investigators and policymakers to better plan this implementation. This research sheds light on the advantages and pitfalls of the implementation of the interRAI Suite of instruments and proposes approaches to overcome difficulties.
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Integrated Care; 23(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Öldrunarlæknisfræði
dc.subject digital health assessment
dc.subject integrated care
dc.subject integrated system
dc.subject interRAI Suite
dc.subject Health (social science)
dc.subject Sociology and Political Science
dc.subject Health Policy
dc.title The Implementation of Integrated Health Information Systems – Research Studies from 7 Countries Involving the InterRAI Assessment System
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dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.pmid 36819613
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5334/ijic.6968
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dc.contributor.department Other departments
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Medicine

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