There is a wide range of clinical systems (e.g. HIS, EMR) on the market that are intended to assist healthcare professionals with their daily work in the creation of clinical documentation.
The increasing need of sharing patient data between disparate clinical systems created the demand of a comprehensive framework for clinical information exchange.
Furthermore there are a variety of clinical documents available, which provide a large amount of information to the healthcare professionals. The multitude of documents of the patient medical history poses a challenge for the treating physician to filter and identify all the necessary information needed to provide accurate treatment to a patient.
For this reason a technology with the capability to store and index clinical information as smallest possible and reasonable data unit including the ability to assemble new tailored documents in an on-demand manner based on specific query requests would highly support the physicians treatment process. This technology, also called Clinical Data Repository, shall be based on established standards and best practices in ehealth to ensure interoperability and interconnectivity between clinical systems.