Kuo, M., Kushniruk, A., & Borycki, E. (2011). A Comparison of National Health Data Interoperability Approaches in Taiwan, Denmark and Canada. Electronic Healthcare, 10(2). Retrieved from http://www.longwoods.com/content/22544.
“There are many benefits associated with the use of electronic health records (EHRs). One of the expected benefits of EHRs is data interoperability, which would allow health data to be transferred electronically from one EHR system to another…”
“This paper compares the interoperability approaches of three countries: Taiwan, Denmark and Canada. The work maps out how various countries have addressed the interoperability problems as well as what factors affect decisions and the result, and in what manner. The key findings are as follows: (1) the federal government’s ability to mandate standards affects choice of interoperability strategy, (2) e-Health status influences choice of interoperability strategy, and (3) differences in geography, population and demographics affect the selection of national strategies toward interoperability.”