Barriers, priorities and lessons learned in achieving electronic health records interoperability in low- and middle-income countries: workshop findings

Taiwo Adedeji*, Haythem Nakkas, Hamish Fraser, Philip Scott

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Electronic health records (EHR) interoperability is a complex topic that
continues to gain traction in the digital health landscape. We facilitated a qualitative
workshop consisting of domain experts in EHR implementation and health IT
managers. The workshop aimed to identify critical barriers to achieving
interoperability, priorities for new EHR implementations and lessons learned from
managing existing implementations. The workshop highlighted that data modelling
and interoperability standards are vital priorities for maternal and child health data
services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCaring is Sharing – Exploiting the Value in Data for Health and Innovation
EditorsMaria Hägglund, Madeleine Blusi, Stefano Bonacina, Lina Nilsson, Inge Cort Madsen, Sylvia Pelayo, Anne Moen, Arriel Benis, Lars Lindsköld, Parisis Gallos
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-389-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-388-1
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2023
Event33rd Medical Informatics Europe Conference - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 22 May 202325 May 2023

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference33rd Medical Informatics Europe Conference
Abbreviated titleMIE2023


  • Electronic health records
  • interoperability
  • data sharing
  • workshop

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