"Clear case" for Portuguese e-health system
This article was originally published in Clinica
The case for establishing in Portugal an e-health registry (RSE) is clear, says a health ministry "RSE system working group" in recommendations now out for consultation. The report, which marks the first stage in appraising the benefits and "significant challenges" of establishing the system, notes the "growing perception across the healthcare delivery chain [that] the unavailability, immediately and locally, of information that is deemed necessary, is incomprehensible and anomalous". This report and another on "recommended technical specifications" are out for consultation until September 15.