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Widespread Adoption of Health IT in Denmark: Case Study

Denmark leads the world in use of health care technology, with virtually all primary care physicians using electronic medical records with full clinical functionality. A new case study looks at how it's done. All Danish physicians are connected to a national network, which allows them to electronically send and receive clinical data to and from consultant specialists, hospitals, pharmacies, and other health care providers. The "one-letter solution" gets past interoperability roadblocks: this electronic form is used for all types of letters to and from primary care physicians, among over 5,000 health institutions with 50 different technology vendor systems.

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