A large number of systems are used per specialisation in hospitals. It is like a large cooperation of several smaller practices. An Electronic Patient File (EPF) is a must to treat the patient well.
- In the field of the medical care sector, several suppliers and political powers are part of the game which makes it impossible to let only one distributor provide the solution.
- Information exchange, a number of hospitals and doctors have a system which partially takes care of the EPF, however the information exchange between hospitals, doctors and other care institutions still needs improving.
- EPF, is not a system but rather an ongoing process, which is why coordinating a minimal data set for data exchange is an important first step.