Uruguay's National Electronic Health Record System

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Feb 2022
In 2007, Uruguay began a health reform process through which a National Integrated Health System (SNIS) was created. From the beginning, the need to have a National Electronic Health Record (HCEN) was taken into account, both from a political and technical point of view, in order to ensure that the members of the providers' health teams had access to the clinical documents that make up the electronic medical record of each patient/user, regardless of the provider or site where they originated and regardless of the eographical location of the user. In this document, we summarize how this process was and all the decisions that were made along the way so that the experience can be used by other countries in the region.