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Introduction of National Electronic Health Record in France a Success

Country Correspondent: Angèle Malâtre-Lansac

Six months ago, a voluntary, shared electronic health record (dossier médical partagé, or DMP) was launched in France. In that time, more than 5 million adults have opted to open one. And starting in 2020, patients will be able to open their DMP directly online or with the help of a health care provider, whether a pharmacist, physician, or nurse. Although most providers in France were already using some form of electronic health record, a recent law mandated that the national health insurance program implement a fully interoperable electronic health record to help providers across different sectors of the health care system share information.

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