Thursday, November 09, 2017

NEHR has to deal with large volumes of data

Here are some issues involved in implementing patient records in a national database.…/national-patient-database-not…

Making it compulsory by law is not a good idea. It will add further to the cost of medical care.

The government should consider a different approach. They should only received certain types of useful information to be provided. They should not ask every doctor to record every visit.

The hospitals can update the national database because each patient is treated in a hospital once in 10 years, on average. It is a different matter for a private clinic because each patient sees the doctor on average 5 times a year.

We have to deal with 50 times of the volume. Is the NEHR database able to handle such a volume? Will the retrieval time be long?

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