EMR Data Conversion

The experience with EMR systems did show that within the first 3 years approx. a third (36%) of the ophthalmologists had to change their system (e.g. vendor went out of business, user was unhappy with the SW etc.). To guarantee the future use of the patient data base an open standard was develeoped which allows the data export to another system independent from the vendor. The CDE-EC (Clinical Data Exchange-Eye Care) is based on the official German HIT standard (BDT-A).
International and eye care specialized vendors provide interfaces according to the standard free of charge: view standard