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A Roadmap to Implement EHR Nationwide in Egypt

Sayed Abd Elgaber, Manal A. Abdel-Fattah, Sameh M. Helal. Published in Information Systems.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2017
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Sayed Abd Elgaber, Manal A. Abdel-Fattah, Sameh M. Helal

Sayed Abd Elgaber, Manal A Abdel-Fattah and Sameh M Helal. A Roadmap to Implement EHR Nationwide in Egypt. Communications on Applied Electronics 7(6):18-28, September 2017. BibTeX

	author = {Sayed Abd Elgaber and Manal A. Abdel-Fattah and Sameh M. Helal},
	title = {A Roadmap to Implement EHR Nationwide in Egypt},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {September 2017},
	volume = {7},
	number = {6},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2017},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {18-28},
	numpages = {11},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2017652686},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Electronic Health Record (EHR) gives the ability to share health information electronically; this can help to provide higher quality and safer care for patients. This research aims to provide a roadmap to implement the EHR in Egypt. This roadmap provides detailed steps to construct the EHR nationwide network. Designing the proposed roadmap used the experiences of countries which successfully implemented EHR, previous experiments in Egypt and the views of health service partners in Egypt. Also, all barriers faced EHR implementation general and especially in Egypt collected and studied to give the feasibility of the proposed roadmap.

The most important steps in the proposed roadmap are: overcome time barrier, take practical steps towards the confidentiality and privacy of EHR data, overcome reasons of potential resistance of actors then preparation of feasibility studies.


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Electronic Health Record, Electronic Medical record, EHR barriers, Medical informatics, Health information system, EHR nationwide network.