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The semantically interoperable Electronic Health Record is one of the most challenging research fields in health informatics. Reaching this objective, the use of EHR standards that formally describe health data structures cannot be waived. CEN EN13606 is one of the most promising approaches to solve this problem since it covers the technical needs for semantic interoperability and, at the same time, it incorporates a mechanism (archetype model) for clinical domain experts’ participation in building an EHR system. In this paper we present EHRflex, a generic system based on archetypes. It empowers the clinician and allows him to manage his own EHR system in a simple and generic way, assuring that the user works with underlying standardized data structures. They can be exchanged with other people and systems when needed. EHRflex introduces EHR standards into the clinical routine delivering a technical platform which works directly on archetype based data.
Anton Brass, David Moner, Claudia Hildebrand, Montserrat Robles. "Standardized and flexible health data Management with an archetype driven EHR system (EHRflex)". Seamless care – Safe care: The Challenges of Interoperability and Patient Safety in Health Care. Proceedings of the EFMI Special Topic Conference, pp. 212-218. IOS Press BV, Amsterdam. ISBN: 978-1-60750-562-4, 2010.