I’ve written before about patients online access to their Electronic Health Records in Sweden, and this is a topic that is very dear to me – I will without a doubt return to it often. Last year, me and my colleagues at HIC created a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on the edX platform, and as part of this course I interviewed some important eHealth stakeholders in Sweden. One of them was Benny Eklund who has been a driving force in Sweden to achieve patients’ access to their EHRs – starting with local projects in Uppsala already in the 1990s. He was the project coordinator of the EU project SUSTAINS under the 7th Framework Programme.
Here are the interviews – which also include a demo of the patients view of their EHR! [As a bonus, you get to both see and hear me – lucky you!]
In the second video, we discuss more of the challenges and hurdles that have had to be overcome to reach as far as we now have in Sweden.
What do you think? Is this a good development or too risky? I would love to hear your opinions – and perhaps have a discussion – in the comments below.
[post 11 in the #blogg100 challenge]