The unification of ehr systems in korea for a better control of outbreaks of infectious disease
- At: 2017 FIP Congress in Seoul (South Korea)
- Type: Poster
- By: KANG, Kyong Hye (Ewha Womans University, Department of Pharmacy, Korea, Republic Of)
- Co-author(s): Kyong Hye Kang:
Surin Kim: Department of Pharmacy, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
Gina Ryu: Department of Pharmacy, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
Jin Hyeon Park: Department of Pharmacy, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
In 2015, an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS occurred in Korea. It was first identified in a patient from Saudi Arabia, which then was spread to 186 cases, with a death toll of 36. The lack of interoperability between the Electronic Health Record, EHR systems of hospitals was the major problem to the spread of MERS.
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