Riksrevisionen (Swedish National Audit Office)


Correct information at the right time in healthcare and nursing – collaboration without effect? Read full summary in English

2011 report RiR 2011:19

The Swedish National Audit Office has conducted an audit to determine whether Government initiatives have contributed to the objective that authorised healthcare staff shall have access to the right patient information at the right time by means of direct electronic access.

In the report page 2

- healthcare providers state that they have not had support in interpreting the Swedish Patient Act

- Problems in application of the Act

In the report page 2

- An emphasis on municipalities involvement at an early stage of the work turned out to be ineffective

- The involvement of municipalities in efforts to facilitate the sharing of information has been limited

- Government only started work on reviewing the need to share information between the healthcare sector and the municipal nursing

In the report page 1

- active consent is required in order for a healthcare provider to be allowed to access information held by other healthcare providers

- For those not competent to make decisions (incl. those with dementia and elderly people) to be included in a combined system of electronic health records

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