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France’s National Implementation of Electronic Patient Medical Records Expected to Begin This Year

Country Correspondent: Paul Dourgnon

Since 2017, nine locations in France have been testing the blueprint for France’s national electronic patient medical record—the Dossier Médical Partagé (DMP). Although most providers in France already use some form of electronic medical records, a 2016 law instructed the National Health Insurance Fund to implement a national, fully interoperable electronic medical records that lets providers across different sectors of the health care system share information. The new DMP is expected to improve care coordination for patients, who will be able to choose whether to share their records with their providers. Nationwide implementation is expected to start in September 2018—11 years after what was initially planned—and continue over several years.

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