I evaluated source solutions for an interdisciplinary clinic few years ago.
The governmental rules and regulations for clinics are far simpler than
One of the most critical aspects is access control. Patients' records
have different levels of confidentiality. The assigned doctor,
assistants, nurses, adminstrators are allowed to see specific aspects.
Some information can be disclosed anonymously for statistical purpose.
Regulations vary widely from country to contry, but in general there is
a very strict control.
A NGO in Vietnam may be under supervision of more than one contry. It is
important to conciliate multiple and, very often, dispersed legislation.
There are two important websites providing valuable information:
Health Level Seven is one of several American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) -accredited Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs)
operating in the healthcare arena.
Unified Medical Language System from The National Institutes of Health
There is an open source application based on content management system
that follows both standards. It is not a certified application, but it
follows the general guidelines.
I hope this gives you some light to start your research.
I am no longer working with healthcare systems, but I am still in touch
with the doctors and IT staff. Please feel free to send me private
message if I can offer further assistance.
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