This project, in conjunction between the Agency for Digital Italy and the National Research Council (ICAR-CNR, Naples branch and IIT-CNR, Rende branch), intends to perform a series of actions aimed at supporting the implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) by the Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces, in response to what is indicated by the recent revision of the Italian Law Decree 179/2012 by the Italian Law n. 98/2013.
The project is a continuation of several previous initiatives, such as:
The project "Technological Infrastructure of EHR (InFSE)", a collaboration between the Department for Digitization of the Public Administration and Technological Innovation (DDI) of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the National Research Council (CNR), which produced the first guidelines for technological interoperability of the EHR, in the context of the Public Connectivity System, approved by the Table of eHealth - coordinated by the Ministry of Health and DDI with all the Regions.
The project "Operational infrastructure to support the interoperability of territorial solutions of the EHR (OpenInFSE)", a collaboration between the DDI and the National Research Council, which has developed a first stable network supporting interoperability of the EHR, consisting of hospitals, local health facilities and territorial information systems in some Italian Regions, based on the guidelines produced within the framework of the InFSE project.
The IPSE project, funded and coordinated by the DDI, with the participation of the Ministry of Health and 10 Italian Regions, which involved the implementation and testing of interoperability solutions between the regional EHR systems, in line with the initiative of the European epSOS (Large Scale Pilot for interoperability of patient summary and the digital prescription, funded by the European Commission under the CIP-ICT).
The specifications for the definition of a standardized structuring of the information components of the EHR (patient summary, digital report, hospital discharge letter, etc.) developed and approved by the Italian Table of eHealth.
The project “Evolution and interoperability of the EHR", carried out in collaboration between the DDI and the CNR, which consolidated the results already obtained and provided operational support to the diffusion on the national territory of a solution of technological interoperability of the EHR, in line with the technical rules of the Public Connectivity System and open to the new paradigm of Cloud Computing.
The results achieved within the Technical Board coordinated by the Agency for Digital Italy and the Ministry of Health, with representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces, as well as the National Research Council and the CISIS (interregional Centre for Information, Geographical and Statistical Systems), concern:
Production and publication of the guidelines for the preparation of the regional project plans on EHR systems.
Elaboration and publication of technical specifications for the interoperability of EHR systems.
Implementation of a test environment for supporting the implementation of EHR interoperability services.