A SWOT analysis of the various backup scenarios used in electronic medical record systems

Hwa Jeong Seo, Hye Hyeon Kim, Ju Han Kim

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Abstract

Objectives: Electronic medical records (EMRs) are increasingly being used by health care services. Currently, if an EMR shutdown occurs, even for a moment, patient safety and care can be seriously impacted. Our goal was to determine the methodology needed to develop an effective and reliable EMR backup system. Methods: Our "independent backup system by medical organizations" paradigm implies that individual medical organizations develop their own EMR backup systems within their organizations. A "personal independent backup system" is defined as an individual privately managing his/her own medical records, whereas in a "central backup system by the government" the government controls all the data. A "cen-tral backup system by private enterprises" implies that individual companies retain control over their own data. A "coopera-tive backup system among medical organizations" refers to a networked system established through mutual agreement. The "backup system based on mutual trust between an individual and an organization" means that the medical information back-up system at the organizational level is established through mutual trust. Results: Through the use of SWOT analysis it can be shown that cooperative backup among medical organizations is possible to be established through a network composed of various medical agencies and that it can be managed systematically. An owner of medical information only grants data access to the specific person who gave the authorization for backup based on the mutual trust between an individual and an organi-zation. Conclusions: By employing SWOT analysis, we concluded that a linkage among medical organizations or between an individual and an organization can provide an efficient backup system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-171
Number of pages10
JournalHealthcare Informatics Research
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011

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Keywords

  • Computer security
  • Electronic medical records
  • Information storage and retrieval
  • Medical care costs

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A SWOT analysis of the various backup scenarios used in electronic medical record systems. / Seo, Hwa Jeong; Kim, Hye Hyeon; Kim, Ju Han.

In: Healthcare Informatics Research, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.01.2011, p. 162-171.

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