Studying effective implementations of transparent records in Sweden, the U.S., and beyond
Beyond Implementation of eHealth
One of the best recognized collaborative eHealth tools in Sweden is the patient accessible electronic health record (PAEHR), known as transparent medical records in the United States. Through PAEHR in Sweden, patients are able to access their complete medical records, including visit notes, using one unique patient identifier throughout the country.
Beyond Implementation of eHealth is a 4-year research project that will explore key factors affecting the successful implementation and adoption of collaborative eHealth, and propose concrete interventions or tools to ensure widespread adoption of collaborative eHealth in Sweden, the U.S., and beyond.
“Collaborative eHealth” is defined as electronic health tools used by both patients and healthcare professionals.
Mobile Access and Adoption of the Swedish National Patient Portal. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (2020)
User Evaluation of the Swedish Patient Accessible Electronic Health Record: System Usability Scale. JMIR Human Factors (2020)
Principal Investigator: Maria Hägglund, PhD, Associate Professor in Health Informatics, Uppsala University, Sweden
Cait DesRoches, DrPH, Executive Director, OpenNotes, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Charlotte Blease, PhD, Keane OpenNotes Scholar, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Annika Bärkås, PhD candidate, Uppsala University, Sweden
Kendall Harcourt, MS, Research Assistant, OpenNotes, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Based in Sweden, Forte is a research council and an authority under the Ministry of Social Affairs. Every year, Forte funds research in health, working life, and welfare.