New Zealand (as with Denmark) is an example of a country that has achieved an extremely high level of EMR adoption by GPs and a level of adoption by specialists that is not far from 100%. How did they do it? What are the secrets and lessons learned? What was the history of EMR adoption in New Zealand? What is seen in retrospect as the critical factors that have allowed New Zealand to achieve current levels of adoption?
Tom Bowden, Chief Executive for HealthLINK, an organization in New Zealand that automates and standardizes the exchange of medical information between electronic systems shares his experiences with EMR adoption.
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