This pandemic has underlined the need to have good quality data, and the importance of a united community in bringing reusable clinical models to the field, and sharing their knowledge with the world.
In Portugal, the EHR landscape is dominated by a monolithic, standard-less information system. But I hope openEHR will be a reference in a near future. With that goal in mind, we have recently put together a small group of local openEHR enthusiasts, and have already had a few informal meetings.
Following the example of other countries, we are interested in creating a local community. This post is, thus, both a means to ask for guidance from the international community, and a ‘call to arms’ to anyone in Portugal interested in participating.