Adoption of information technology in primary care physician offices in New Zealand and Denmark, Part 3: Medical record environment comparisons

Inform Prim Care. 2008;16(4):285-90. doi: 10.14236/jhi.v16i4.704.


This is the third in a series of five papers about the use of computing technology in general practitioner (GP) practices in Denmark and New Zealand. This paper looks at the environments within which electronic medical records (EMRs) operate, including their functionality and the extent to which electronic communications are used to send and receive clinical information. It also introduces the notion of a longitudinal electronic health record (versus an EMR).

MeSH terms

  • Denmark
  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized / statistics & numerical data*
  • New Zealand
  • Physicians' Offices*
  • Physicians, Family*