Chile's national center for health information systems: A public-private partnership to foster health care information interoperability

Daniel Capurro, Aisen Echeverry, Rosa Figueroa, Sergio Guiñez, Carla Taramasco, César Galindo, Angélica Avendaño, Alejandra García, Steffen Härtel

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Abstract

Despite the continuous technical advancements around health information standards, a critical component to their widespread adoption involves political agreement between a diverse set of stakeholders. Countries that have addressed this issue have used diverse strategies. In this vision paper we present the path that Chile is taking to establish a national program to implement health information standards and achieve interoperability. The Chilean government established an inter-agency program to define the current interoperabiity situation, existing gaps, barriers, and facilitators for interoperable health information systems. As an answer to the identified issues, the government decided to fund a consortium of Chilean universities to create the National Center for Health Information Systems. This consortium should encourage the interaction between all health care stakeholders, both public and private, to advance the selection of national standards and define certification procedures for software and human resources in health information technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2017
Subtitle of host publicationPrecision Healthcare through Informatics - Proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsAdi V. Gundlapalli, Jaulent Marie-Christine, Zhao Dongsheng
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages693-695
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781614998297
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017 - Hangzhou, China
Duration: 21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume245
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference16th World Congress of Medical and Health Informatics: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, MedInfo 2017
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHangzhou
Period21/08/1725/08/17

Keywords

  • Medical informatics
  • Organization and administration
  • Public health informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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