Report on the problems connected with the development and implementation of the digitally based Shared Medication Record


Report no. 24/2013

The purpose of the examination is to assess whether the department of the Danish Ministry of Health, the Danish National eHealth Authority and the five regions that are responsible for the hospitals have made an adequate effort to develop and implement the Shared Medication Record (SMR). The report answers the following questions:  

  • Has the Ministry of Health and the National eHealth Authority provided a sufficient framework for carrying through the SMR programme?
  • Has the Ministry of Health and the NHA directed the SMR programme towards delivering within the agreed costs, time and quality parameters, and has the effort made by the ministry and the NHA in this respect been adequately underpinned by the regions?
  • Have the regions ensured implementation of the SMR by the end of 2013, and has the National eHealth Authority ensured an adequate level of IT security?
  • Has the Ministry of Health informed the Finance Committee of the Danish Folketing (parliament) correctly on the development and implementation of the SMR system? 

Rigsrevisionen took initiative to launch the study in October 2013.

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)