Evaluation of Healthcare Institutions for Long-Term Preservation of Electronic Health Records
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.
Keywordsdigital preservation audit health organization EHR TRAC
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