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EHR Adoption in India: Potential and the Challenges


  • Computer Science and Engineering Department, S.S.C.E.T, Badhani - 145001, Punjab, India
  • Computer Engineering Department, Punjabi University, Patiala - 147002, Punjab, India


Background/Objectives: Electronic Health Record are unique electronic documents composed of information like patient history records, demographics, prescribed medications, laboratory reports and computerized tomography etc. to pertaining the patient health care. The main objective of the paper is to review the present adoption rate of EHR in India with respect to global market. Methods/Statistical Analysis: EHR is the key component for the clinical decision support system .To review the current scenario of adaption rate of EHR, bibliographic learning was obtained from many hospital sources. In addition, contact was made with EHR vendors. Findings: During the pilot study of about seven month, around twenty major hospitals encounters in which successfully the EHR system has been implemented. Globally the adoption rate of EHR in major countries are China (96%), Brazil (92%), France (85%), and Russia (93%) in this respect. In year of 2020, globally Market of electronic health records will place at US$25.98 billion as per the reporting of CAGR. Interoperability standards issues; lack of funds; shortage of suitable governance health policies are the major barriers in adoption of EHR in India. Application/Improvements: Adoption and implementation of EHR should be made mandatory in large sized and medium sized hospitals. In upcoming years EHR system require to incorporated a framework of standards, latest tools and consolidation of system providers.


Electronic Health Record, FHIR, HL7, Public Health, Security.

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