Evaluation of Healthcare Institutions for Long-Term Preservation of Electronic Health Records

  • Juanjo Bote
  • Miquel Termens
  • Gemma Gelabert
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 221)


An evaluation of health institutions using the Trustworthy Repositories Audit and Certification (TRAC) is presented. TRAC is an audit methodology for information systems to evaluate its ability to preserve digital information securely over the medium and long term. With this methodology, different healthcare organizations in the metropolitan area of Barcelona (Spain) have been analyzed to determine their capacity for long-term preservation of the Electronic Health Records (EHR). From these results it is expected to propose a model of long-term preservation of the EHR. This paper concludes with lessons learned regarding the implementation of TRAC in healthcare organizations.


digital preservation audit health organization EHR TRAC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juanjo Bote
    • 1
  • Miquel Termens
    • 1
  • Gemma Gelabert
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Hospital Sant Joan de DeuEsplugues de LlobregatSpain

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